A Comparison of the Status of Women in Classical Athens and Early Christianity

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A Comparison of the Status of Women in Classical Athens and Early Christianity         Since the beginning of time the treatment of women has improved dramatically. In the earliest of times women were mere slaves to men. Today women are near equals in almost all fields. In 411 B.C., when Lysistrata was written, men had many stunning advantages to that of their female counterparts. Although women's rights between 30 and 100 A.D., the time of the New …

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…practice of speaking in tongues, or even speaking at all (I Corinthians 14:36). Speaking in tongues was thought to be much like talking from the angels, which was considered to special talent.         Overall the women of early Christianity had a better quality of life than those in classical Athens. They were not only allowed to leave the house more, but they were also treated more as equals in society's view of women, and their public rights.