What is a dowry? History of marriage

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Dowry: Peleus, future father of Achilles, greets the guests at his wedding; the bride Thetis waits inside the house (Sophilos; British Museum, ca. 580 BC) When did people start to exchange dowries? Beginning about as far back as there are any written records, about 3000 BC, people exchanged money as part of a marriage. The [...]