Until the middle of the XIX century, the family was considered as the original micromodel of society, social relations were derived from the family, the society itself was interpreted by researchers as a sprawling family, and as a Patriarchal family with the appropriate attributes: authoritarianism, property, subordination, etc.
Ethnography has accumulated extensive material that reflects the national characteristics of relations in the family. So, in Ancient Greece was dominated by monogamy. The families were numerous. The incest taboo was in effect. The father was the master of his wife, children, and concubines. Men enjoyed great rights. Continue reading