How are the laws of the Twelve Tables similar to the laws of Hammurabi? How are the two codes of law different?

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These two ancient codes of law were meant to maintain order to preserve the functions of their respective societies. While they do have a number of similarities, they were separated by over a millennium and were the products of two very different societies. Therefore, they also have distinct differences.


Both law codes have separate edicts and punishments for different classes of people. They make distinctions based on one's class as well as gender. Both enforced a patriarchal system by treating women as the property of the men in their families. Both codes of law also...

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