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Hammurabi's Parody: Differences Between Husband And Wife

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A bride was bought by the husband’s family, for money and the husband received a dowry. The brides had to be virgins, if not the woman was considered damaged property, and if the woman loss her virginity it could be made good by paying a fine.
Adultery was considered one of the worst offenses between husband and wife because it created doubt of who the children belonged to, and you could not determine the family lineage. Although a wife could be put to death for this offense, a husband’s sexual activity outside of the marriage was taken for granted. The legal concept of adultery, according to the Hammurabi’s code was limited to the actions of the wife. A woman’s position was inferior to that of a man. The wife was entitled to property that
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