Here, as elsewhere, the barbarian slave concubine, with her repeated reminders of proper wifely etiquette and her demonstrated loyalty to the patriliny
, becomes a foil whose presence highlights the inappropriate and destructive behaviour of the unfaithful wife and demands pity and sympathy for her plight from the audience onstage, the chorus, and off.
Patriliny is a social construction of a particular type of fatherhood and motherhood.
She demonstrated a strong linkage of patriliny with sacrificial/blood letting rituals and restriction or even exclusion of women during religious rituals since their ability to give birth visibly pollutes this sense of connection through time.
In the next section, I review the literature about women's status in preindustrial societies and describe in more detail the bar of patriliny and other factors that have previously been identified as contributing to the restriction of women from religious rituals.
Monotheism may be associated with patriliny but the way it has been measured is debated.
This type of model analysis provides evidence that in preindustrial societies patriliny interacts with a pattern of male inheritance, sex of mythical ancestors, sex of God, the importance of agriculture and male control of fruits of labor to accurately predict the restriction of women from religion rituals.
While patrilineal descent ideology is related to the sex of mythical ancestors, patriliny is more than that.
In my ongoing investigation of modern religious denominations for indicators of patrilineal thought, several modern elements of patriliny were found.
xlii) Little work has been done to examine how much patriliny is retained in these denominations.