Love sex and marriage in ancient greece a guide to the private life of the ancient greeks paperback october 1 1999 by nikolaos a vrissimtzis author be the first to review this item see all 2 formats and editions hide other formats and editions price new from . Love sex and marriage in ancient greece a guide to the private life of the ancient greeks by vrissimtzis nikolaos a and a great selection of related books art and collectibles available now at abebookscom. Although marriages in ancient egypt were arranged for communal stability and personal advancement there is ample evidence that romantic love was as important to the people as it is to those in the present day romantic love was a popular theme for poetry especially in the period of the new kingdom 1570 1069 bce when a number of works appear praising the virtues of ones lover or wife. Medical texts from ancient mesopotamia provide prescriptions and practices for curing all manner of ailments wounds and diseases there was one malady however which had no cure passionate love from a medical text found in ashurbanipals library at nineveh comes this passage when the patient
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