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Classical Studies
CLST 100
Christina Zaccagnino

 Athenian women only left the house on specific occasions (ex. Funerals)  If a family was very poor, the women had to work  Rite of passage for young girls had to be performed at the sanctuary, as once they got their period they were considered “polluted” and could not go into the sanctuary Classical Wedding  The bride is always given together with gifts, but the rules about these gifts can be very different  The bride is given to the husband in his house in order to ensure a succession  The dowry is not given to the household, but remains a possession of the wife until it is passed to her sons  The houses of the wife and the husband are not tied,
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