I am to be married to Diomedes. My father
is arranging my dowery. Diomedes is much older than me, but that is our way. Such an
honour to be marrying a friend of Alcibiades.
It will be after dark when my wedding begins. I'll have to put
on my best veil, father will drive me to Diomedes' house in a chariot. My family will
follow the chariot on foot, carrying our gifts. All our friends will light the way with
torches and will play music to scare away evil spirits.
wedding ceremony, I must eat an apple to show that my food and other needs would now
come from my husband.
wonder what the gifts will be ... baskets, furniture, jewelry, mirrors, perfume,
vases filled with greenery.... I can't wait.