...the moral tenents of their times? These were (likely) religious times, resulting in self-restrictions, which made age differences a not so worrisome free-for-all for onlookers. The older person was clearly guided by moral rules driven by a religion, meaning (no matter the opinion of religion) they hopefully wouldn't take full selfish advantage of a younger person.
This is not a supportive post for those times.
It is only a reminder of self-restrictions people felt *AT* those times.
It begs the question: That was then, but what do we all believe now?
Do self-restrictive rules still have a proper place?
Or is this idea now automatically a form of fascism?
I need solid information, damnit.