Explain and discuss the treatment of citizen women in classical Athens…
Explain and discuss the treatment of citizen women in classical Athens
can't buy stuff
Are guys afraid of girls?
""wanted sex too much""
needed to be controlled (dangerous)
Taking care of kids
Marriage only for procreation
What they cant do
banned from buying more than a bushell of wheat
get that education
this could be dangerous!
Menander, comic poet, compared giving education to women to giving further venom to an already dangerous snake.
why the heck are guys so afraid of girls
ANCIENT ATHENIAN MEN FELT THREATENED BY THE EXISTENCE OF WOMEN
Women, in their oppression, could not see the potential of their power
CRONOS DEVOURING HIS SONS OUT OF FEAR
Brock, R. (1994). The Labour of Women in Classical Athens. The Classical Quarterly, 44(2), 336-346. Retrieved from www.jstor.org/stable/639638
"...prostitution, an area where there was clearly a respectability barrier"
JOHNSTONE, S. (2003). Women, Property, and Surveillance in Classical Athens. Classical Antiquity, 22(2), 247-274. doi:10.1525/ca.2003.22.2.247
"women bought, sold, lent, and in general, engaged in many transactions, sometimes well above this limit."
Blundell, Sue, (1999) Women in Ancient Greece, p. 51, Harvard University Press, Cambridge, Mass.
women have the power to “engulf and obliterate men if they become too closely involved with them: that this engulfment is of a sexual nature is an impression evoked by the symbols of the yawning chasm and the man-eating monster.”
Demosthenes, Apollodorus Against Neaera, III, 122
Demosthenes: “We keep hetaerae for the sake of pleasure, females slaves for our daily care and wives to give us legitimate children and to be the guardians of our households.
Andromache, speaking in Euripides, Andromache (425BCE)
No cure has been found for a woman’s venom, worse than that of reptiles. We are a curse to man.
Hyperides, Fr. 204
“A woman who travels outside her house should be old enough that people ask whose mother she is, not whose wife she is.”