A Woman's place in classical Athens: an overview

David Pritchard

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Abstract

This article considers the man-made parameters within which Attic women lived, the milestones of their lives, and what social roles they performed in and outside of the home. It also shows how the subordination of daughters and wives under the democracy was legitimized by the prevailing views in popular culture of the 'nature' of women and was more pronounced than faced by women in ancient Sparta.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)170-191
Number of pages22
JournalAncient history : resources for teachers
Volume34
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2005

Bibliographical note

Publisher version archived with the permission of the Editor, Ancient History : resources for Teachers, Macquarie Ancient History Association, Macquarie University, NSW, Australia. This copy is available for individual, non-commercial use. Permission to reprint/republish this version for other uses must be obtained from the publisher.

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