Ancient Greek women 8.1/2 (Women are: (Sex starved who stray easily,…
Ancient Greek women 8.1/2
Men mostly noticed/remembered, not women
Those women who are remembered are for being 'bad'
At times, did have a positive roles in religion and festivals
Few resources from ancient times.
Poetry, plays, generally written by men, played by men and seen/heard by men (Biased)
Plato though women could be educated and take part in politics, but needed to be more like men to do so.
Never considered citizens, considered minors
Weird ideas about the body
Get married or go crazy
Move from house of your father to house of husband, always under someones 'care'.
Lysistrata written by Aristophanes
during the Peloponnesian war (5th century)
after the failed Sicily expeditions
Sex starved who stray easily
Materialistic, only interests in clothing, perfume and makeup
Untrustworthy/devious, dangerous and sly, capable of all sorts of mischief.
Created by the gods to wreck havoc
A necessary evil
Often spoils of war (slave)
In most cities, it was preferred for women to not leave the home
Required a kyrios (male guardian, head of household)
Separate area for men and women
Looked after house, children and weaved
High chance of death in childbirth
Could not own land
Represented be man in court
A good women:
Had good sense and behavior
Stayed at home
Remained calm and quiet in husbands presents.