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Notes and Reflections on Books and Media

by Hannah Leitheiser

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histories

herodotus

440 bc

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2017-10-15

"those who dwell above the crestonaeans have a custom of their own: each man having many wives, at his death there is great rivalry among his wives, and eager contention on their friends’ part, to prove which wife was best loved by her husband; and she to whom the honour is adjudged is praised by men and women, and then slain over the tomb by her nearest of kin, and after the slaying she is buried with the husband. the rest of the wives take this sorely to heart, deeming themselves deeply dishonoured." - herotodus