Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Quote: Social Custom

 Social custom  287         "A prisoner condemned to death was dressed in the king’s robes, seated on the king’s throne, allowed to issue whatever commands he pleased, to eat, drink, and enjoy himself, and to lie with the king’s concubines…at the end of the five days he was stripped of his royal robes, scourged, and hanged or impaled." Frazer, The New Golden Bough.

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