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date: 05 June 2020

marriage, adultery, divorce, and remarriage, Roman, Germanic barbarian, and post-Roman 

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The Oxford Dictionary of Late Antiquity
Author(s):
Antti ArjavaAntti Arjava

The basic principles of Roman marriage changed little during Late Antiquity. The influence of Christian teaching on legislation and actual behaviour has in the past been exaggerated, and still remains a controversial issue. While there was limited influence on divorce and remarriage, there was negligible effect on the forms of marriage and on extramarital sexual relations. The dissolution of imperial power and the Germanic immigration brought about more sweeping changes.... ...

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