Posts Tagged by gifts
|July 6, 2020||Filled under Featured, Topic for Discussion||
In this part of our series on marriage in ancient Greek texts, we look at the courtship phase. Benveniste shows that there is no Indo-European term for marriage but a “persistence of usages inherited from a common past and of the same family structure, where the husband “led” the young woman, whom her father has “given” him, to his home.” In the ancient Greek tradition, how do fathers reach the decision? How are suitors or prospective bridegrooms portrayed, what agency does the bride-to-be have, and how are marriages arranged? Read more…
|December 22, 2015||Filled under Featured, Gallery||
In December many of us have to find the perfect gift to offer to family and friends. Giving presents was essential in the ancient world. There is a strong tradition of exchanging or giving gifts. This gallery will show some gifts which might have been offered. The Sourcebook contains many passages about presents.