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Divorce…in Ancient Greece

Divorce…in Ancient Greece

Divorce…in Ancient Greece

It turns out there was divorce in ancient Greece too. In fact, the divorce could be demanded not only by the husband, but also by the wife.

 
If the spouse wanted to divorce, he should have returned the dowry to his wife, which he received by her wife, and to ensure the financial survival of the spouse during the first few years after the divorce.
 
If there were children, the husband left them with his mother, and if he entered the remarriage with his new wife, he could not appear with her in people until his ex-wife joined the remarriage.
 
If the divorce was requested by the spouse, it should have proved to the local elders the right evidence that there are serious reasons for the dissolution of the marriage.
 
The most serious reason the elder has always hosted was the material insolvency of the spouse’s life.
 
Also in the legislation of Σολώνειο Νομοθεσία it is said that divorce is accepted if a man does not make love with his wife at least three times a month. The law freed the husband from the fulfillment of marital duties within one week a month, due to the “critical days” of his spouse.
 
Health problems could also cause divorce. In these cases, wife leaves house until she marries again.
 
It was only a few times when a former husband had the right to tenure, and only to find a new partner for his ex-wife.
 
The Ancient Greek society has been in many ways modern and definitely more advanced than these days.

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