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" The most disgraceful of the Babylonian customs is the following : every native woman is obliged, once in her life, to sit in the temple of Venus, and have intercourse with some stranger. And many disdaining to mix with the rest, being proud on account... "
Herodotus - Page 86
by Herodotus - 1901 - 613 pages
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Herodotus: A New and Literal Version from the Text of Baehr ; with a ...

Herodotus, Henry Cary - 1848 - 613 pages
...as a Babylonian has had intercourse with his wife, he sits over burning incense, and his wife does the same in some other place ; at break of day both...proud on account of their wealth, come in covered carriages, and take up their station at the temple with a numerous train of servants attending them....
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Herodotus. Clio: tr. literally from the text of Baeher [sic] by H. Owgan

Herodotus - 1850
...until they bathe. And this is a ceremony which the Arabs also perform. 199. The most reprehensible of the Babylonian customs is the following :—Every...in the temple of Venus, and have intercourse with a strange man. Many of them, however, who are vain of their wealth, and will not therefore condescend...
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Herodotus: A New and Literal Version from the Text of Baehr, with a ...

Herodotus, Henry Cary - 1852 - 613 pages
...as a Babylonian has had intercourse with his wife, he sits over burning incense, and his wife does the same in some other place ; at break of day both...proud on account of their wealth, come in covered carriages, and take up their station at the temple with a numerous train of servants attending them....
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Ancient faiths embodied in ancient names: or, An attempt to trace the ...

Thomas Inman - 1868
...they will not touch any vessel till they have washed. The same practice is observed by the Arabians. The most disgraceful of the Babylonian customs is...sit in the temple of Venus and have intercourse with a stranger. And many disdaining to mix with the rest, being proud on account of their wealth, come...
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Herodotus: Literally Translated from the Text of Baehr : with a Geographical ...

Herodotus, Henry Cary - 1885 - 613 pages
...as a Babylonian has had intercourse with his wife, he sits over burning incense, and his wife does the same in some other place ; at break of day both...proud on account of their wealth, come in covered carriages, and take up their station at the temple with a numerous train of servants attending them....
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The Masculine Cross and Ancient Sex Worship

Sha Rocco - 1904 - 65 pages
...of sensual enjoyment." A detailed description of one of them conveys only a proximate idea of them. The most disgraceful of the Babylonian customs is...sit in the temple of Venus and have intercourse with a stranger. And many, disdaining to mix with the rest, being proud on account of their wealth, come...
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The Development of Marriage and Kinship

Charles Staniland Wake - 1889 - 484 pages
...woman was obliged, once 1 Clio, 199. Herodotus states that the same custom was practised in Cyprus. in her life, to sit in the temple of Venus, and have intercourse with some stranger." The early Hebrews probably had the practice of wife-purchase, whether by personal labour, as in the...
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The Evolution of Marriage and of the Family

Charles Letourneau - 1895 - 373 pages
...this kind, the one invoked by all the theorists of heta1rism. I shall, therefore, quote it at length : "The most disgraceful of the Babylonian customs is...obliged, once in her life, to sit in the temple of V«nus and have intercourse with some stranger. And many, disdaining to sit with the rest, being proud...
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The Histories of Herodotus

Herodotus - 1899 - 568 pages
...they will not touch any vessel till they have washed. The same practice is observed by the Arabians. The most disgraceful of the Babylonian customs is...proud on account of their wealth, come in covered carriages, and take up their station at the temple with a numerous train of servants attending them....
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The Evolution of a Theologian

Stephen Korwin Szymanowski - 1913 - 350 pages
...our daughters. It was good and virtuous, nay, a sacred duty, to every respectable matron of Babylon once in her life to sit in the temple of Venus and have intercourse with some stranger. It was supremely good to Catholics to destroy Protestants and their countries. It was highly commendable...
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