The Husband Veils a Wife (Hittite Laws, Sections 197-98)

  title={The Husband Veils a Wife (Hittite Laws, Sections 197-98)},
  author={M. Tsevat},
  journal={Journal of Cuneiform Studies},
  pages={235 - 240}
  • M. Tsevat
  • Published 1975
  • Philosophy
  • Journal of Cuneiform Studies
Sections 197f. (= Tablet II ?? 83f.) of the Hittite Laws deal with rape and adultery.' Rape, if the act is committed in 'the mountains,' adultery, if the scene is 'a house,' a place where consent of the (married) woman can be assumed. If, in the latter case, the husband surprises (ui-e-mi-ya-zi 'finds') the pair in the act and, perhaps in a fit of rage, kills them, he is not guilty. However, if he does not so immediately act but rather hails them before the court, he will discover that he has… Expand
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