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Kinship in Ancient AthensAn Anthropological Analysis$
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S. C. Humphreys

Print publication date: 2018

Print ISBN-13: 9780198788249

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2019

DOI: 10.1093/oso/9780198788249.001.0001

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Rites de passage

Rites de passage

(p.293) NineRites de passage
Kinship in Ancient Athens

S. C. Humphreys

Oxford University Press

This chapter discusses rituals as occasions for kin to gather together, specifically those with a marked social setting or socio-legal implications: these include the amphidromia, dekate, meion, choes, other ritual roles for male and female adolescents, koureion, betrothal, wedding, aphaeresis, divorce, and will making.

Keywords:   birth, meion, koureion, entry to deme, girls’ rituals, marriage, divorce, will making, rituals

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