Being a mother meant being able to keep her marriage secure and to gain a better position in society.
Unmarried women, on the other hand, seem to be free to choose partners as they so desire, and enjoy their love life to its fullest.
Prostitutes advertised themselves through their clothing and make up.
'Sister' could mean a lover, a wife, a mistress or concubine, niece or aunt!
The royal family, on the other hand, did have more incestuous marriages.
But there were some advice to parents, written by scribes: Do not prefer one of your children above the others; after all, you never know which one of them will be kind to you. Women got the worst punishment for adultery - a man might just be forced into a divorce, but a woman could conceivably be killed for that crime.