§ 203

Law § 203 of Hammurabi's Code

Summary
the punishment for punching a man of similar social status in the face is roughly one pound of silver.
Translation
If one man has struck the cheek of another such man of similar status, he shall pay one mana of silver.
Law Group

Cuneiform

Law § 203 - Cuneiform - Law Code of Hammurabi

Source: Bergmann (1953, p. 26–27, col. R XVII, lns. 82–87)

Transliteration

šum-ma mâr a-wi-lim li-e-it mâr a-wi-lim ša ki-ma šu-a-ti im-ta-ḫa-as I ma-na kaspim i-ša-kal

Source: Abulhab (2017, p. 87)

Normalization

šumma mār awīlim lēt mār awīlim ša kīma šuāti imtaḫaṣ 1 mana kaspam išaqqal.

Source: Richardson (2004, p. 104)

Translation

If one man has struck the cheek of another such man of similar status, he shall pay one mana of silver.

Source: Richardson (2004, p. 105)

Citation

Dedović, B. "§ 203 - eHammurabi." OMNIKA Foundation, 5 Nov. 2023, ehlaw.org/law/203. [Accessed 13 Apr. 2024]

MLA 9

Dedović, B. (2023, November 5). § 203 - eHammurabi. OMNIKA Foundation. https://ehlaw.org/law/203

APA 7

Dedović, Boban. "§ 203 - eHammurabi." Las Vegas, NV: OMNIKA Foundation. Created November 5, 2023. Modified March 30, 2024. Accessed April 13, 2024. https://ehlaw.org/law/203.

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Bibliography

Abulhab, Saad D. The Law Code of Hammurabi: Transliterated and Literally Translated from its Early Classical Arabic Language. New York, NY: Blautopf, 2017.

ACH

Bergmann, Eugen. Codex Ḫammurabi: Textus Primigenius. Rome, Italy: Pontificium Institutum Biblicum, 1953.

CHTP

Huehnergard, John. A Grammar of Akkadian (Third Edition). Winona Lake, IN: Eisenbrauns, 2011.

HAG3

Huehnergard, John. Key to a Grammar of Akkadian (Third Edition). Winona Lake, IN: Eisenbrauns, 2013.

HKEY3

OMNIKA Foundation Contributors. "OMNIKA: Digital Mythology Library & Search Engine." Las Vegas, NV: OMNIKA Foundation, accessed November 14, 2023. https://omnika.org. [Visit]

Richardson, Mervyn E.J. Hammurabi's Laws: Text, Translation and Glossary. New York, NY: T & T Clark International, 2004.

RHL

Sound of Text Contributors. "Sound of Text: AI Text-to-Speech." Accessed November 14, 2023. https://soundoftext.app. [Visit]

SoT

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