§ 204

Law § 204 of Hammurabi's Code

Summary
for certain men, the punishment for punching similar men in the face is 1/6th of a pound of silver.
Translation
If a muškēnum has struck the cheek of a muškēnum, he will pay out 10 shekels of silver.
Law Group

Cuneiform

Law § 204 - Cuneiform - Law Code of Hammurabi

Source: Bergmann (1953, p. 27, col. R XVII, lns. 88–91)

Transliteration

šum-ma MAŠ.EN.GAG le-e-et MAŠ.EN.GAG im-ta-ḫa-aṣ 10 GÍN KUG.BABBAR i-ša-qal

Source: Huehnergard (2013, p. 55)

Normalization

šumma muškēnum lēt muškēnim imtaḫas eš(e)ret šiqil kaspam išaqqal.

Source: Huehnergard (2013, p. 55)

Translation

If a muškēnum has struck the cheek of a muškēnum, he will pay out 10 shekels of silver.

Source: Huehnergard (2013, p. 55)

GrammarSnifferSM

Akkadian Words in Law § 204

šumma (conditional Particle) "if; whether"

muškēnum (Noun form) Masculine Singular Nominative of muškēnu "commoner"

Citation

Dedović, B. "§ 204 - eHammurabi." OMNIKA Foundation, 5 Nov. 2023, ehlaw.org/law/204. [Accessed 20 Apr. 2024]

MLA 9

Dedović, B. (2023, November 5). § 204 - eHammurabi. OMNIKA Foundation. https://ehlaw.org/law/204

APA 7

Dedović, Boban. "§ 204 - eHammurabi." Las Vegas, NV: OMNIKA Foundation. Created November 5, 2023. Modified March 30, 2024. Accessed April 20, 2024. https://ehlaw.org/law/204.

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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]

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