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Tuesday, 27 February 2007
Law-Giving
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Lots of setting down of laws at this wintry afternoon session of the leets. I'm begining to feel like Hammurabi with his tablets (and the cutest little baby tablet with an abridged version of Hammurabi's code chiselled on it can be seen in the Museum of Near Eastern Antiquities in the Topkapi Complex). Or like Justinian, who codified the law of those steady Romans (Eastern Division) who no longer shook the world. Or Gratian, with his human laws divine. Or Napoleon, who burned the midnight oil ("not tonight, Josephine!") to finish his Code.  

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Posted on 02/27/2007 4:11 PM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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27 Feb 2007
Esmerelda Weatherwax

There is a joke in there somewhere about the Welsh code of Hywel dda, but I'm too tired.

Good night all.



27 Feb 2007
Send an emailMary Jackson

Or Napoleon, who burned the midnight oil ("not tonight, Josephine!") to finish his Code..

He was short, she said, but he could lucubrate all night long.