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Marriage and Divorce in ancient civilizations.

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  • 1. Ancient Civilizations marriage/di vorce

2. esopotamia M 3. Mesopotamia (Marriage) In the ancient Mesopotamia, many modern customs such as wedding can be traced back then. In Mesopotamia, girls after puberty are considered able to be married. The groom and the bride need to make a legal marriage contract first, then the wedding can be held. At the wedding, presents would be exchanged, a huge feast would be held and all the grooms relatives will be invited. The husband also need to pay the wife and her family a price such as lambs and cows in order to marry her. However, if the groom died during these processes, the bride will have to marry the grooms closest relative even the grooms father. After the feast, the bride would be considered to be a part of the grooms family. During the marriage, the wife would stay home and her job is usually to grind grains, teach and take care of her children, make food, prepare beverages especially beer. The husband's job would be to work and support his family money. T 4. Mesopotamia (Divorce) During the time of Mesopotamia, divorce is acceptable, but the wife doesnt have a lot of control of it because she can only suggest it to her father or his husband then its up to them to decide. Once the husband and the wifes father has reached an agreement, the wifes father will return all the gifts from the husband, except the ones that have been consumed. After that, the wife and the husband are divorced. 5. Marriage 6. Egyptian Marriage Very similar Mesopotamians marriage custom. The bride has little freedom of choosing her husband until 26th dynasty. Most people took relationships of monogamy except a few monarchies who married multiple concubines. The common age for being married is after sexual adulthood because having children plays a huge part of the Egyptian relationship. The sexual adulthood is usually 12-13 for girls and 15-16 for boys. Soon, a price for marrying a woman became a part of the Egyptians custom. This price can be from farm animal to huge bars of gold. Unlike some parts of Greek, most Egyptians dont care about their mates nation but their social class. 7. Egyptian Divorce There were many cases of divorce during the ancient Egypt and the two main reasons for divorcing and the following. Firstly, when a wife or concubine committed adultery which is having sex with another man, divorce would be acceptable. Secondly, if a female partner was proved to have inability of giving birth to a child, divorce is also acceptable in this case. 8. Marriage 9. Divorce 10. Canadian Marriage In order to have the rights to be married, Canadians have to be over 18 years old. Comparing to the ancient civilizations, Canadian female has much more freedom of choosing their mate. 11. Canadian Divorce In order to be properly divorced in Canada, there are about ten procedures to go through. Personally, I think the most important process is choosing the childrens future responsible parent because the children can easily be hurt during this process. 12. Marriage 13. Roman Marriage Rome is known for its strictness and therefore, there are less freedom for the intended couples. So basically, the marriages are planned by parents and there will be a gift for the males family sent y the females family. In the modern days, Christian weddings are directed by Christian priests. In the ancient Rome, everybody has to believe in the Rome gods but the priests do no direct the wedding, instead, a set of rituals was followed. 14. Greece Divorce Divorces in Rome are very convenient, the male just need to pay back the present that the females family has given him at the wedding. However, the payback requires money not the gift it self. 15. Greece Divorce 16. Marriage 17. Bibliography "The Divorce of a Disgraced Queen." Facts and Details. Jeffery Hays, 2013. Web. 11 May 2014. . 18. 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