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betrothal, Greek  

Gordon Willis Williams and Mark Golden

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Dec 2015
Greek betrothal, ἐγγύη, was a contract between two men, the groom and the bride's father (or other κύριος, ‘controller’, male representative at law) which established that a union was a fully valid ... More

marriage ceremonies, Greek  

Christiane Sourvinou-Inwood

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Mar 2016
Ceremonies were not identical all over Greece. For example, at Sparta they included a mock abduction (Plut.Lyc. 15. 3). But they were shaped by largely similar perceptions about the ceremony and the ... More

marriage law, Greek  

D. M. MacDowell

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Mar 2016
Marriage in Greece was a process of transfer, by which the kyrios (‘lord’ or ‘controller’) of a woman (normally her father; if he had died, her nearest adult male relative) gave her away to another ... More

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