In times of moralization of sexual customs, automation of labour and institutionalization of literacy obligations, narratives have been used to depict the outlaw to protect and to be protected from, subjected and responding to wicked perversions and abuses performing the role of warning and commanding obedience. The Roman lore has made these figures of outlaw viable subjects to build families and pass patrimony, through adoption and the acquisition of paternal names. In common Law, ‘fictional or additional heirs’ have become the threat to the church receiving donations, which partly justified for the religious moralization of monogamous relationships(1).
1. Mary Murray, The Law of the Father?: Patriarchy in the transition from feudalism to capitalism, Routledge (London and New York), 1995, p. 112;