The Rape of the Sabine Women by Pietro da Cortona

The Rape of the Sabine Women

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You forgot to include in your references "Seven Brides for Seven Brothers."

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I had never heard anything about this. Thanks for the article.

Peace and Love,

Ricky.

To war victors go the spoils, not to mention bragging rights and the chance of rewriting history. The past has proven this premise true time and time again.

The rape of the Sabine women must have been a truly brutal campaign. Unless Stockholm syndrome took place en masse, I don't see many women accepting the same men who slaughtered their brothers, sons, fathers and husbands (the notion that the Romans only accepted virgins is silly).

The Romans were not known for mercy and were no different from most other ancient groups.

I think the women were just resigned to their fate. There was no legal recourse for them and any rescue attempt would just cause more bloodshed.

Thanks for your research and references.

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