The dowry was an important provision for the woman since she would not inherit her husband's property. The dowry would have to provide for the woman in case of either death or divorce, but it would be managed by her kurios.One of the months of the Athenian calendar was called Gamelion for the Greek word for wedding.Second Theory considers the migration into Greece happened before Proto-Greek, so the characteristics of Greek sounds were later.
Ionic, became the first literary language of ancient Greece until the ascendancy of Athens in the late fifth century.
Since citizenship was passed through to one's offspring, there were limits on whom a citizen might marry.
With the enactment of Pericles' citizenship laws, resident aliens, metics, were suddenly taboo.
As in the Oedipus story, mothers were taboo, as were full sisters, but uncles might marry nieces and brothers, their half-sisters primarily in order to keep the family property in the family.
There were two basic types of marriage that provided legitimate offspring. Women married in this way produced sons who were legal heirs to their fathers' property.