Blog Tour: Marriage and Divorce, Roman Style
For the last day of my blog tour, I’m over at “Enchanted By Josephine” with a post on Roman style marriage and divorce – rather different than we do it nowadays . . .
“Roman wedding vows were simple; a recitation that began `Where you are Gaius, I am Gaia.’ Much better than these dreadful personalized vows that start with “You are the rock in my stormy sea” and only get worse. The priest follows up with a sacrifice for good luck, a sow or maybe a goose. I’m not really in favor of dead animals, but at least it wouldn’t put me to sleep the way the inevitable reading from Corinthians does. And after the wedding banquet, the bride gets to light the fire in her new home for the first time–and toss the wedding torch to the unmarried girls in the crowd; the one who catches it will be the next bride. If you’re the bride and you want to really nail that one slacker bridesmaid, I’m betting you could do a lot more damage throwing a torch at her than a bouquet.”
For the rest, click here.
And a big thank you to everybody who followed me around on my blog tour – and to all the bloggers nice enough to have me!