Neither Lori nor Alex would have considered it inappropriate to have relations – as long as they weren't engaged to anyone at the time.
Looked coldly on the project, and from this time forth the old familiar relations between the republic and the French monarchy were strained to breaking point, though the final rupture did not come till 1682 on the arrival of the Austrian minister, Zerowski, at Warsaw.
For a time he also maintained friendly relations with Persia, and secured the aid of Artaxerxes II.
But the energy and enterprise of Evagoras soon roused the jealousy of the Great King, and relations between them became strained.
Mahan, Sea-Power in its Relations to the War of 1812 (1905).