- May 2016
Good post! Among your best. I understand what you mean here!It's not only financial burden. If you have ever lived in a female dormitory, or been in a university sorority, you would know how difficult it is to maintain peace among a group of young women (even when they don't share a boyfriend).
That is your perspective. So it is true at your eyes. It is not the perspective, or the truth of the societies that you are mentioning.Even purely from the male's perspective, it really makes more sense to just have mistresses (free women) than concubines (kept women). A man and his mistress could part way once they grew tired of each other and start new relationship. He did not have to be married to a woman he no longer liked for life. Europeans kings and emperors were much more clever in this regard.