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affinity

affinity  

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In moral theology, relationship created by marriage. It is held to form an impediment to subsequent marriage between one party and certain blood relations of the other. In the C of E the sphere of ...
Apologists

Apologists  

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The name given to the Christian writers who (c.120–220 first addressed themselves to the task of making a reasoned defence and recommendation of their faith to outsiders. They include Aristides, ...
Arsinoë II Philadelphus

Arsinoë II Philadelphus  

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(c.316–270bc), daughter of Ptolemy I and his mistress Berenice, was married first (300/299) to Lysimachus whom she aided in his bid for the Macedonian throne. Following Lysimachus' death at ...
Arsinoë III

Arsinoë III  

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(RE 27) (b. c.235 bc),daughter of Ptolemy (1) III and Berenice (3) II, married her brother Ptolemy (1) IV Philopator (see incest). Her murder, during the palace coup in 205, strengthened the ...
Artemisia

Artemisia  

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Daughter of Hecatomnus, ruled Caria (south-west Asia Minor) with her full brother and incestuous husband Mausolus in the mid-4th cent.bc: Ilabraunda (1972), no. 40, joint decree in Greek (‘it seemed ...
churching

churching  

The formal thanksgiving by women after childbirth, based on the Jewish rite of Purification and first mentioned in a letter of St Augustine of Canterbury to St Gregory the Great.
Cimon

Cimon  

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(Gk. Kimōn),rich and noble 5th‐cent. bc Athenian, son of Miltiades and the daughter of the Thracian king Olorus; Cimon and Thucydides (2), son of an Olorus, were thus related. His sister Elpinīcē ...
contra bonos mores

contra bonos mores  

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[Latin]Against good morals. It is a matter of controversy to what extent the criminal law should, or does, prohibit immoral conduct merely on the ground of its immorality. The tendency in recent ...
familial sex offences

familial sex offences  

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A group of offences under the Sexual Offences Act 2003 prohibiting sexual activity amongst family members. These offences replace the incest offences of previous legislation.
Freya

Freya  

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Freya (Freyja) is the primary goddess of the Norse Vanir, the old earth-based deities, as opposed to the sky-based Aesir. She is almost always associated with the fertility god Freyr ...
Greek concept of pollution

Greek concept of pollution  

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Societies create order by stigmatizing certain disorderly conditions and events and persons as ‘polluting’, that is, by treating them as metaphorically unclean and dangerous. The pollutions generally ...
Hartmann von Aue

Hartmann von Aue  

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(c.1160–c.1220) MHG epic and lyric poet.In addition to providing his name and sphere of activity (Au), the prologues of the two of his works, Der arme Heinrich and Iwein ...
Heinrich von Neustadt

Heinrich von Neustadt  

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(fl. 1312)Augmenting the classic incest story of Apollonius of Tyre, this Viennese physician is known for his work Apollonius von Tyrland, with long descriptions of the hero’s adventures in ...
herding

herding  

The formation by mammals of groups of individuals that have a social organization. Usually the term is restricted to the behaviour of large herbivores.
incense

incense  

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Incense is used in many religious rites, the smoke being considered symbolic of prayer. There is no clear evidence of its Christian use until the last quarter of the 4th cent. The incensing of the ...
Incest

Incest   Reference library

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Ancient Greece and Rome

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Current Version:
2010
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Classical studies, History
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Different societies treat both marriage and unregulated intercourse between close kin in different ways. All ancient societies regarded parent-child sexual

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The Oxford Dictionary of the Middle Ages

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2010
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History, Early history (500 CE to 1500)
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267 words

From the 3rd to the 8th century, the early medieval church redefined incest to include social and spiritual as well

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World Encyclopedia

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2004
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Encyclopedias
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28 words

Sexual relations within a family or kinship group, the taboo on which varies between societies. In many countries, incest is

Incest

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Encyclopedia of the Middle Ages

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Current Version:
2005
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History, Early history (500 CE to 1500)
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522 words

In the strict sense, incest designates sexual relations between a man and a woman linked by bonds of Kinship,

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Mark Golden

The Oxford Classical Dictionary (4 ed.)

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2012
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Classical studies, History
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476 words
sexual intercourse or marriage with close kin, was restricted throughout classical antiquity. However, terminology and the particular relations prohibited varied with place and time. ... More

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