Classical Antiquities; I. Old Greek Life

Paperback | February 4, 2012

bySir John Pentland Mahaffy

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1879. Excerpt: ... an outfit from the price he received for her. In case of a separation this outfit came back to the father, but he was also obliged to restore the price he had received for his daughter. She does not appear tohave had any legal rights whatever. In later days, the custom of paying money was reversed, and the husband received with his wife a dowry, which wasregarded as common property with his own, solong as she lived with him. In case of separation or divorce, this dowry had to be repaid to her father, and at Athens 18 per cent, was charged upon it in case of; delay in repayment. In many states to marry a second wife during the life of the first was against the practice, and probably the law, of the Greeks, but concubinage was tolerated and even recognized by them, though a married woman had at Athens a right to bring an action for general ill-treatment (imj KaKwrewi) against her husband, in which she was obliged toappear and give evidence in person. The dowry seems to have been partly intended as a useful obstacle to divorce, which required its repayment, but wefind that heiresses made themselves troublesome by their airs of importance, and this is referred to in. Greek literature, in which men are frequently advised not to marry above them in wealth or connections. As all citizens were considered equal in birth, and as marriages with aliens were illegal and void, we do not hear of advice to young men not to marry beneath them. To marry a poor citizen girl was always considered a good deed, and is commended as suchCj 49. Wedding Customs.--Though marriage among the Greeks was recognized thoroughly as a civil contract, for the purpose of maintaining the household, and raising citizens for the state, yet a religious solemnity was considered by them not less e...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1879. Excerpt: ... an outfit from the price he received for her. In case of a separation this outfit came back to the father, but he was also obl...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:30 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.06 inPublished:February 4, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217822916

ISBN - 13:9780217822916

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