Augustus insisted on other restrictions on marriage.Citizens were not allowed to marry prostitutes or actresses and provincial officials were not allowed to marry the local women.The second-largest cultural group is the Kurds, who are in the highlands and mountain valleys of the north in a politically autonomous settlement.The Kurds occupy the provinces of As Sulaymaniyah, Dahuk and Irbil, the area of which is commonly referred to as Kurdistan. Iraq, in the Middle East, is 168,754 square miles (437,073 square kilometers), which is comparable to twice the size of Idaho.I was able to participate in the wedding, as I served as the "Substitute groom" when the bride and groom were kidnapped during the reception.
Mesopotamia, also referred to as the Fertile Crescent, was an important center of early civilization and saw the rise and fall of many cultures and settlements.
At one point in Roman history, freed slaves had been forbidden to marry citizens.
This restriction was relaxed by Emperor Augustus who passed a reform in 18 BC called the lex Julia so that, by the first century, freed slaves were only prohibited from marrying senators.
Reading your account brought back many happy memories.
Thank you for providing an insight into Russian ways and traditions.
I had the honor of attending a Russian wedding last year.