Esther 2:12

Now when every maiden's turn was come to go in to king Ahasuerus, after she had been there twelve months, according to the regulations for the women, (for so were the days of their beautification accomplished, six months with oil of myrrh, and six months with perfumes, and with other preparations for beautifying women;)
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George Leo Haydock

AD 1849
Turn. This was rigidly observed, in that country, where polygamy prevailed, Genesis xxx. 16. (Herodotus iii. 69.) The wives were "shut up in separate apartments "(Just. i. 9.) in the remotest parts of the palace. (Calmet) Twelfth. A full year elapsed before they could be admitted. A sweet. Protestants, "other things for the purifying of the women. "(Haydock) It would be difficult to form an adequate idea of the luxury of the Persians, if the Scripture had not informed us. The kings were not satisfied with one wife. Assuerus had 400; (Josephus) and Darius Codomannus carried 360 with him, in his expeditions. (Curtius iii.) Parmenio took an incredible number of his concubines, at Damascus. (Athen. xiii. 9.) They were not all treated alike, but all were very sumptuously adorned. Cities were allotted to furnish one with sandals, another with girdles (Cicero in Verrem. v.) (Calmet)
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