Tag Archive: law

Sep 18 2015

Compelling the Behavior of Another

The “Golden Rule” can be phrased in two forms: As a positive – Treat others the same way you wish to be treated As a negative – Do not treat others in ways you wish to not be treated The same basic principle has also been expressed as, “Do no harm”. That may not be …

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Apr 28 2015

The Code of Hammurabi

Hammurabi was a king who ruled the Babylonian empire almost four thousand years ago (-1800). As he conquered neighboring areas, he grew aware of the need to create a standardized code of laws for all the people, since each city-state had it’s own unique laws that often conflicted with each other. He engaged in an …

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Jan 27 2015

Laws of Reform by Solon

Solon was a Greek poet, writer and lawmaker who lived in Athens around 600 BC. Because of his reputation for fairness and wisdom, he was given authority to re-write the constitution and laws of Athens. Many of his reformed laws inspired similar laws later in the Roman Empire and some of his basic concepts still …

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Aug 22 2013

Code of Justinian

Justinian was emperor of the Byzantine Empire (or East Roman Empire) from 527 to 565. His full name in latin was Flavius Petrus Sabbatius Justinianus Augustus. Justinian assigned his Minister of Justice, Tribonian to the task of rewriting older Roman law with an objective of updating it, clarifying it, and standardizing it. This work became …

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