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Roman Law
Definition by Mark Cartwright

Roman Law

Roman law, as revealed through ancient legal texts, literature, papyri, wax tablets and inscriptions, covered such facets of everyday Roman life as crime and punishment, land and property ownership, commerce, the maritime and agricultural...
Ancient Egyptian Law
Definition by Joshua J. Mark

Ancient Egyptian Law

Ancient Egyptian culture flourished through adherence to tradition and their legal system followed this same paradigm. Basic laws and legal proscriptions were in place in Egypt as early as the Predynastic Period (c. 6000- c. 3150 BCE) and...
Draco's Law Code
Definition by Antonios Loizides

Draco's Law Code

Draco was an aristocrat who in 7th century BCE Athens was handed the task of composing a new body of laws. We have no particular clues concerning his life and general biography and the only certainty is that, as an aristocrat and an educated...
Balance & the Law in Ancient Egypt
Article by Joshua J. Mark

Balance & the Law in Ancient Egypt

Egyptian law was based on the central cultural value of ma'at (harmony and balance) which was the foundation for the entire civilization. Ma’at was established at the beginning of time by the gods when the earth and universe were...
Hammurabi's Code: Babylonian Law Set in Stone
Article by writer873

Hammurabi's Code: Babylonian Law Set in Stone

Hammurabi was the first king of the Babylonian Empire, reigning from 1792 B.C. – 1750 B.C. During his time in power, he conquered Sumer and Akkad, amassing those cultures for his territory. He is probably best known for...
Law and Politics in the Athenian Agora: Ancient Democracy at Work
Article by writer873

Law and Politics in the Athenian Agora: Ancient Democracy at Work

The Agora was the central gathering place for all of Athens, where social and commercial dealings took place. Arguably, it's most important purpose was as the home base for all of the city-state's administrative, legal and political functions...
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Article by Nicolaas Johannes Van Blerk

The Concept of Law and Justice in Ancient Egypt

This thesis discusses the interaction between the concepts of ”justice” (ma’at) and ”law” (hpw) in ancient Egypt. Ma’at, one of the earliest abstract terms in human speech, was a central principle and...
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Video by Smarthistory, Art History at Khan Academy

Law Code Stele of King Hammurabi, 1792-1750 B.C.E.

More free lessons at: http://www.khanacademy.org/video?v=_w5NGOHbgTw Law Code Stele of King Hammurabi, basalt, Babylonian, 1792-1750 B.C.E. (Musée du Louvre, Paris) A stele is a vertical stone monument or marker often inscribed with text...
True understanding of law of karma
Video by HinduAcademy

True understanding of law of karma

The topic in this clip can be further explored on twitter by subscribing to Twitter Humanism1893 https://twitter.com/search?q=humanism1893&src=typd This account is called Humanism1893 because it reflects Humanism that came on world...
Law Code of King Ur-Nammu
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Law Code of King Ur-Nammu

This law code is considered the oldest known law code surviving today. Many terracotta tablets of this law code have been excavated at several archaeological sites in Mesopotamia. This tablet was found at Nippur (modern Nuffar, Al-Qadisiyah...