CLST 101 - 7 - CLST101 13/10/200914:31:00 Marriage

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CLST 101 13/10/2009 14:31:00 Marriage - women are insignificant in the concept of marriage - according to kuriya the women are property that belong to their fathers from the  moment of birth - when she reaches age of marriage she is legally handed over to  her husband - main purpose of marriage is to produce legitimate offspring - inscriptions preserved in the sanctuary of the Epidaurus Asklepios  - snake is symbol of god that blessed her with children – Agamede from Chios - marriage is a social contract - proven by literary sources Ishomachos describes idea of marriage – nothing to do with love  - when a girl would reach puberty/fertility the father would start looking for a  suitable man - had to be virgin/fertile avg age of 13 - suitor would be someone who had land (kurious) - Greek marriage was a completely private matter - no legal work or paper, sometimes even a verbal accord was enough
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CLST 101 - 7 - CLST101 13/10/200914:31:00 Marriage

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