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Women and Adultery Ancient Law Student’s Name Institutional Affiliation The existence of a marriage relationship between man and woman denied the act of committing adultery. Athens regarded the action as a great offense that even rape, which has led to this issue be challenged in law. In Roman law, adultery was only committed when a married woman involved in a sexual act with a man. In Roman law, the adulterer had to lose half of his wealth as a result of the action. In the traditional aspect, adultery was regarded as a heinous offense. There have been many issues in the Athens law that have not been clear until the achievement of democracy. Adultery was defined as a sexual behavior with a relative or another man’s wife. The work of a woman was to ensure lineage continuity. Marriage was considered a tool that provided a legal heir. The wives were secluded from as they never slept or ate with their husbands. The issue of adultery was not as it was put in the law. In this regard, the focus shall be women and adultery concerning ancient law. The law never permitted women to participate in social gatherings like funerals, as they were not supposed to leave their homes. In a real sense, they went out of their homes due to several reasons like a visit to the neighbor as well as assistance in the time of giving birth. In Men’s ceremonies, women were not allowed, and the vice-versa was also correct. The wives whose husbands were less affluent had some
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