If this be the accurate reading, Grainnes dowery must have formed an element in the conflict.
And jest at this time the dowery in Loontown fell onto Elnathan, so that they all come East.
This dowery he regards as the equivalent of, and as fatal to him as the treasures of the Argive Helen were to Menelaus.
In conformity with this conception the Libyan maidens earned their dowery by their surrender.
Women who had been convicted of adultery, were compelled to give a part of their dowery to their deceived husbands.