With the latter, the lex talionis—the law of retaliation—governs the basic rules of “eye for an eye” justice.
It was concubinage, slavery, polygamy, the lex talionis made eternal institutions.
The code was the lex talionis modified by the rank and influence of the defendant.
It is time that the lex talionis should be applied to those who have so often made themselves merry at our expense.
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 lex talionis has been abolished by the law of civilization and the higher law of the gospel.
The law was one of retaliation and not of justice,—lex talionis—eye for eye, tooth for tooth, stripe for stripe.
Horrible mutilations were common—with all the vindictive modes of punishment known to the lex talionis.
In the great law of God, the lex talionis, consolation is given to the persecuted.