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Marriage in different cultures

  1. 1. Marriage in Different Cultures By Callum Dye Thursday, May 8, 14
  2. 2. Table of Contents Marriage in Ancient Mesopotamia, slides 3-5 Marriage in Ancient Egypt, slides 6-8 Marriage in Ancient Greece, slides 9-11 Marriage in modern Canada, slides 12-15 Thank you page, slide 16 Bibliography, slide 17 Thursday, May 8, 14
  3. 3. Ancient Mesopotamia Thursday, May 8, 14
  4. 4. Marriage in Ancient Mesopotamia Marriage in Ancient Mesopotamia was quite different then the marriage that we have in Canada now. First off, the Dad decides who the girl is going to marry. When a woman in Ancient Mesopotamia gets married, she becomes a part of the grooms family and the new husband is in charge of her. He is responsible for the new wife and his family is in charge of planning the ceremony. Thursday, May 8, 14
  5. 5. Marriage in Ancient Mesopotamia(Pt.2) Instead of have the ceremony in a church, in Ancient Mesopotamia they would have the ceremony in the new couples home. At the house, there would be a huge feast, in which the grooms family would have to pay for. As well as that, the family also gives some money to the bride to welcome her to the family. Thursday, May 8, 14
  6. 6. Ancient Egypt Thursday, May 8, 14
  7. 7. Marriage in Ancient Egypt Marriage in Ancient Egypt is loads different then the typical Canadian marriage. Particularly in the early periods, it was common that there would be a brother/ sister marriage or a father/daughter marriage. The future husband would also pay the brides father, the amount around the cost of a slave. Marriages were most often between people the same social class, but there seemed to be little regard to race or Thursday, May 8, 14
  8. 8. Marriage in Ancient Egypt(Pt.2) Around the Roman period, it was common that kids would be married at a young age. Boys getting married around the age 15, and girls, as young as 8, but normally 12. It was also quite common for older men who had usually lost their wives to death of divorce to marry very young woman. In this case, it was a 54 year old man marrying a 12 year old girl. All in all, there were many indications that the marriages of Ancient Egypt were often happy and in love. Thursday, May 8, 14
  9. 9. Ancient Greece Thursday, May 8, 14
  10. 10. Marriage in Ancient Greece The marriage was often arranged by the brides parents, and the groom. The groom would choose his wife on three exact things, the dowry, her presumed fertility, and her skill, such as weaving or knitting. There were no age limits in Ancient Greece. Mist woman were married at the age of 14, while most men, at least 30. The son-in-law and the father-in- law became allies, through the exchange in gifts. The exchange of gifts showed that the woman’s family wasn’t selling or rejecting her. Thursday, May 8, 14
  11. 11. Marriage in Ancient Greece(Pt.2) Men could marry a woman by winner her, through a competition, or a prize. Marriages were arranged through a meeting of the fathers of the young couples. They based the marriage on their interests in forging an alliance between the two families, with no regards to the wishes of the bride. The marriage celebration lasts for three ceremonies in three days. The ceremonies are called the Proaulia, the Gamos, and the Epaulia. Thursday, May 8, 14
  12. 12. Canada Thursday, May 8, 14
  13. 13. Marriage in Modern Canada In Canada, there are many restrictions on marriage. In most provinces, you have to be over 16 to get married. Except in Quebec. In Quebec, it is straight away legal to get married after 16, whereas in other provinces, if you are between 16 and a certain age, (whether it be 17, 18, or even 19) you need the consent of both parents to marry. When you are over the certain age(in most provinces 18, except British Colombia, 19) you can get married without the consent of both parents. Thursday, May 8, 14
  14. 14. Marriage in Modern Canada(Pt.2) In Canada, people that are related are prohibited to marry each other. That being cousins, parents, children, or siblings. However, people related by adoption, consanguinity, and affinity are not prohibited to marry each other. In order to get married in Ontario, both parties need to obtain a marriage license. In order to get married under the age of 16 in British Colombia, you need to get a written consent of the Supreme or County court. Thursday, May 8, 14
  15. 15. Marriage in Modern Canada(Pt.3) A divorce can be granted for one of the following three reasons: The marriage has broken down and both parties have been living away from each other for at least a year. One party has committed adultery. One party has treated the other party with “physical or mental cruelty” All laws are the same for both same-sex marriages and opposite-sex marriages. Thursday, May 8, 14
  16. 16. Thank You For Watching! Thursday, May 8, 14
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