In Hammurabi's court, it did not matter if you were rich or poor. If you broke the law, and were found guilty, you would be punished.
Since the laws were clearly written down, everyone was expected to obey them.
What do you think about the following laws of Hammurabi´s Code?
- If any one steal the property of a temple or of the court, he shall be put to death, and also the one who receives the stolen thing from him shall be put to death.
- If any one is committing a robbery and is caught, then he shall be put to death.
- If a man's wife be surprised (in flagrante delicto) with another man, both shall be tied and thrown into the water, but the husband may pardon his wife.