A significant other to Greek Literature offers a complete advent to the big variety of texts and literary varieties produced within the Greek language over the process a millennium starting from the sixth century BCE as much as the early years of the Byzantine Empire.
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• bargains finished assurance of the numerous genres and literary types produced via the traditional Greeks--including epic and lyric poetry, oratory, historiography, biography, philosophy, the unconventional, and technical literature
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19–20). On reconsidering the evidence for the kyrios, I have come to the conclusion that it is incorrect to think of it in individual terms but rather as an institution signifying a bundle of roles and responsibilities, all very concrete but not all lodged in one person. In my opinion, there were three distinct kinds of responsibility inherent in the kyrieia of women. These shifted from one kyrios to another over a woman’s lifetime and might even be shared among a number of people. First, the natal family, through its head, who was usually the father, had the right and the responsibility to betroth and marry its daughters.
That’s why you’re behaving so stupidly. But what are you trying to do? Who are you trying to take by force? You have no legal standing, she’s her own mistress [heautxs . . ekeinx kyria]. The only course open to a disconsolate lover, is persuasion. (486–98) In the end Pataecus turns out to be Glycera’s father and so her kyrios. A formal betrothal ensues. In my view, Plangon stood in the same relationship to Mantias as Glycera to Polemon. 41). She remained his wife and presumably continued to reside in his house.
29). Similarly, Cleostratus, the absent hero of Menander’s The Shield, left his paternal uncle in charge of his young sister when he went off to war. Believing that Cleostratus’s absence would be a long one, the uncle made arrangements to betroth the girl to his stepson (130–36; cf. Men. Dys. 731–33). As we noted earlier, a woman’s original kyrios retained some authority even after her marriage had taken place: he could effect a daughter’s or a sister’s divorce and remarriage. The motives for doing so varied, ranging from concerns about childlessness (Is.