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date: 04 April 2020

incest, 

Source:
The Oxford Dictionary of the Classical World
Author(s):
John RobertsJohn Roberts

sexual intercourse or marriage with close kin, was restricted throughout classical antiquity. However, the particular relations prohibited varied with place and time. Sexual relations involving parent and child were forbidden everywhere we have evidence; their occurrence in Greek myth generally evokes horror, yet the participants are sometimes marked as numinous by their transgression of the usual limits of human conduct (... ...

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