- Code of Hammurabi [ circa 1792 B.C. ]
Hammurabi was once the king of Babylon. His laws are probably the most famous of the ancient laws and are currently the earliest known complete set of codified laws still in existence.
- Code of Lipit-Ishtar [ circa 1868 B.C. ]
Lipit-Ishtar, was a shepherd and farmer from Nippur, Iraq who became the ruler of Isin. His laws of the earliest known codified laws, however, only a portion of them remain in existence today.
- Roman Law [ circa 50 B.C. ]
The legal system invented by the Romans more than 2000 years ago, which - having undergone the process of decay, revival, transformation and reinterpretation innumerable times - continues to influence legal thinking and legal practice today.
- Laws of William the Conqueror [ circa A.D. 1066 ]
The laws of the Norman king, William I of England, also known as William the Conqueror. These laws were adopted soon after his conquest of England.
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