Gender Roles in Ancient Greece and Rome
A look at gender roles in Ancient Greece and Rome as well as in modern society.
# 120644 | 1,000 words | 8 sources | APA | 2008 |
Published on Dec 01, 2008 in History (Greek and Roman) , Literature (Greek and Roman) , Literature (English) , Gender and Sexuality (Gender Studies) , Women Studies (Women and Society)
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This analysis uses Homer's "The Odyssey" and Virgil's "The Aeneid" to demonstrate the differences in gender roles between men and women in Ancient Greece and Rome. These roles are compared to gender roles of women in more modern times, with examples from "Jane Eyre" and "Wuthering Heights" used to show how rigid notions of gender roles still continue to undermine the value of women in modern society.
From the Paper:""Gender roles in Ancient Greece and Rome are well illustrated in famous literary works of the era. In Homer's "The Odyssey" we are provided with numerous examples of gender roles in Ancient Greece. In Virgil's "The Aeneid" we are provided with multiple examples of gender roles in Ancient Rome. In both works, women are portrayed as wives and mothers first and any other role takes a secondary importance. Though there are many types of women and roles portrayed in..."
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