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The Code of Hammurabi
Poems in Posthuman Akkadian

TODESSA SEASON 02, EPISODE 04

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Camera: Tman
Cast: Totleb & Co.
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Directed by: T.L.

POEMS IN POSTHUMAN AKKADIAN

written by General Totleben
© Ivan Stanev, executor testamentarius

Read THE CODE OF HAMMURABI h e r e

Law Code of Hammurabi
Collection: Louvre Museum, Paris, France
Provenience: Susa (mod. Shush)
Period: Old Babylonian (ca. 1900-1600 BC)
Object type: other
Remarks: stele
Material: stone/basalt
Measures: H. 2.25 m; W. 0.65 m
Language: Akkadian
Genre: Royal/Monumental
Sub-genre: witness

King Hammurabi
Born: ~ 1810 BC Babylonia
Died: 1750 BC, middle chronology, Babylon
Known for: Code of Hammurabi
Title: King of Babylon
Term: 42 years; c. 1792 – 1750 BC (middle)

Lex Talionis
(Latin for “law of retaliation”) is the principle of retributive justice expressed in the phrase “an eye for an eye,” (Hebrew: עין תחת עין‎) from Exodus 21:23–27. The basis of this form of law is the principle of proportionate punishment, often expressed under the motto “Let the punishment fit the crime,” which particularly applies to mirror punishments (which may or may not be proportional).
Usually we think of the goal of this law as a core element of early biblical justice. Lex Talionis however, goes back to about the twentieth century B.C.E., found in the Code of Hammurabi.

Law#196 /§ 196.—XXXIII, 45–49/, Codex Hammurabi
45 šum-ma a-wi-lum 46 i-in mâr a-wi-lim 47 uḫ-tab-bi-it 48 i-in-šu 49 u-ḫa-ap-pa-du
196. If a man destroy the eye of another man, they shall destroy his eye.
(Harper Translation, 1904)

Sheep Dolly
Dolly (5 July 1996 – 14 February 2003) was a female domestic sheep, and the first mammal to be cloned from an adult somatic cell, using the process of nuclear transfer.

SS-18 Satan, Тополь-М, Minuteman
intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs)

Shamash
Shamash (Akkadian: Šamaš, “Sun”) was a native Mesopotamian deity and the Sun god in the Akkadian, Assyrian and Babylonian pantheons. Shamash was the god of justice in Babylonia and Assyria, corresponding to Sumerian Utu.

Palastgeschäft
In Babylonia after about 1800 BC, the entrepreneurs to whom the palace leased fields, herds and workshops tended to be “members of the elite or upper classes.” The title of damgar or tamkarum merchant presupposed social status and connections to the palace or temple bureaucracy, administering franchises in “a form of economic management termed by F. R. Kraus as “Palastgeschäft” (enterprise of the palace).

Plaste und Elaste (aus Schkopau )
“plastic and elastic (from Schkopau)” advertising slogan, Buna-Werke, GDR (East-Germany)

Ishtar
the East Semitic Akkadian, Assyrian and Babylonian goddess of fertility, love, war, and sex.

Marduk
the name of the patron deity of the city of Babylon, who, when Babylon permanently became the political centre of the united states of the Euphrates valley under Khammurabi ( c. 2250 B.C.), rose to the position of the head of the Babylonian pantheon.

Acknowledgements
archive.org,freesound.org,www.soas.ac.uk, wikipedia.org,Encyclopedia Britannica,
The Codex Hammurabi-Prologue i 1-49, read by Albert Naccache

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