The code was the Lex Talionis modified by the rank and influence of the defendant.
The only just law ever made was the lex talionis, and Nature recognises that frequently.
This appears in its most rudimentary form in the lex talionis.
The law was one of retaliation and not of justice,—lex talionis—eye for eye, tooth for tooth, stripe for stripe.
He alone enjoys the lex talionis, ...