Women in Greek Society
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This paper reviews the role of women in ancient Greece. The paper looks at the way in which women were compelled to enter into a lifetime of mothering and house duties; every bit as importantly, the paper also reviews the way in which women at least in Athens were discouraged from pursuing a proper education.
From the Paper:"Ancient Greece, perhaps more so than any other civilization, bequeathed to the western world a body of intellectual exploration and creativity that is an imperishable part of the best aspects of western thinking. However, for all its successes, Ancient Greece was also a society wherein women were viewed, if not exactly as non-human, than certainly as being subordinate to men. The following paper will examine the treatment of women in Ancient Greece. Specifically, it will look at their role in Ancient Greek society as well as their status vis-a-vis men. With regards to the former matter, the paper will consider what the proper role of a woman was adjudged to be by the male authority figures of the period. In a related vein, the paper will look at how women who were educated - or not educated - by the Ancients. "
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