Achaemenids Laws and Justice

Cyrus II and Darius I introduce each number of new laws. These, particularly civil law, based on the law ancient Persian strongly influenced by those of other kingdoms of the ancient near East. No code of law has unfortunately survived, outside of the cylinder of Cyrus that more is not really one. This document, sometimes regarded as the first known text dealing with human rights, describes an altruistic political vision of society in this period:

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