Title
Polygamy Polygamy
Author
Faculty/Department
Faculty of Arts. History
Publication type
bookPart
Publication
Chichester :John Wiley & Sons Ltd, [*]
Subject
History
Source (book)
The encyclopedia of ancient history. - Chichester, 2013
ISBN
978-1-4051-7935-5
Carrier
E
Target language
English (eng)
Full text (Publishers DOI)
Affiliation
University of Antwerp
Abstract
In the ancient Mediterranean context, the Greek and Roman emphasis on monogamy is a peculiar case. Greco-Roman views on monogamy made it into Christianity, which at the same time was strongly opposed to polygynous relationships. It is thus safe to assume that monogamy is one of the most prominent elements of the Greco-Roman heritage in western civilization
E-info
http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/book/10.1002/9781444338386
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