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originally posted by: theabsolutetruth
a reply to: Utnapisjtim
My comment wasn't advocating marriage nor about marriage it was about how society might have been more stable when marriages were at a younger age, people were expected to marry then, it was part of the commitment to a relationship.
The point is that committed relationships aren't seen as they once were and the generational age of relationship commitment 'pairing' has got far older and less emphasis has been placed on 'pairing' commitments.
originally posted by: Silcone Synapse
a reply to: Utnapisjtim
Please,don't misunderstand me-I was not angry at prostitutes at all,but to those who wish to force a girl into prostitution-so the babylonians called it a sacred duty-please...
The people who say my sister or mother MUST do that-they are bad and to be opposed even in old times.
No offence whatsoever to those who wish to be prostitutes of their own accord.
I dislike the slavery aspect,thats all.
The people I would be violent to as a last resort would be those attempting to force my family into prostitution.
Hope that explains my previous post better.
originally posted by: Pinke
It's similar to Rome's accusation of child cannibalism leveled at Carthage
originally posted by: Utnapisjtim
Normally older men live in relationships and have no need for porn.
It has been argued by the German classicist Detlev Fehling, that when Herodotus mentions his source, this is almost the best proof that he is not telling the exact truth. Unsatisfied with the real events, he decided to improve upon them, making it possible to show better the meaning of the events. There is a lot to be said for this suggestion; at least, it is almost certain that Herodotus did not go to Babylon. (Compare the comments on Herodotus' first book.) Some have argued that Fehling's criticism is a bit far-fetched. After all Herodotus had to write his tale many years after he had visited the place, and he never had the comfort of a map. This will no do: the Halicarnassian researcher wants us to believe that the walls of Babylon are 100 meters high - if he had indeed seen the town himself, he would not have written down such nonsense.