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Pharoahs' Concubines
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 19, 2008 5:34 am 
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Wondered if anyone can help - would Pharoahs have ever taken uneductated townswomen - peasants, i suppose - as concubines? If he had an eye for such a girl, would she have felt too honoured to refuse (if she were single, i know peasant Ancient Egyptians were fairly monongamous) - or could she have safely rejected his advances??

any help/links appreciated, i'm having trouble finding out much about concubines, except that some Pharoahs (eg Ramses III i think) had a lot of them.

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 19, 2008 6:46 am 
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Hi Casey. I don't think the pharaohs took peasants as concubines but there may be someone more knowledgeable than I here.


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 19, 2008 7:12 am 
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Thanks, Amun-Ra. Hmm, that's what i was thinking - information is just so scarce on this subject. I suspect you are right, egyptian royalty would have had their pick of the women, so concubines would have probably at least have been noble women...

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 19, 2008 12:02 pm 
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No they would have not taken towns women as lovers.

They believed to be Gods didn't they so I highly doubt it!

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 19, 2008 1:40 pm 
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There were foreign princesses in the harems too. Must have been good to be pharoah :roll:


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 19, 2008 1:41 pm 
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I doubt they even really saw townsfolk too much. And they would consider themselves above townsfolk. Though I suppose it would not be totally impossible. If there were peasant concubines they were few and far between I bet.


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 19, 2008 4:08 pm 
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Hmm, good points Sitra and NileQueen.

Yeh, amun-ra! Their lives were short but often sweet :)

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