Hittite Laws(ca. 1650–1400 BCE)
The Hittite Laws comprise an anonymously authored collection of two hundred laws from Central Anatolia (modern-day Turkey) dating to the second millennium
The Hittite Laws are divided into two series that the Hittites named after the first few words of the texts, “If a man” and “If a vine.” The Hittite Laws cover a wide range of topics, from personal injury to marriage to prices of various items, including livestock and food. The first series, “If a man,” begins with cases of manslaughter, while the second series, “If a vine,” starts with instances of...
Sculptures of large figures thought to be Hittite gods on a rock wall at Gavurkale, Turkey (Library of Congress)View Full Size