Women of Greece

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If you were a woman how would you rather be treated? If you are the relaxed, dependent type, perhaps you would find the life of the typical Athenian woman agreeable. Athenian women spent most of their lives indoors doing mostly domestic activities. But if you are an independent type of lady, who enjoys exercise, not overly modest, and do not mind sharing your bed with more than one man, then you would probably enjoy the …

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…husband died she had to move out of her husband’s house and move to her father’s brother’s house and it was his responsibility to find her another husband. She in a way was a form of property and she did not even own herself. Her only purpose was producing healthy children. This was a source of power as seen in Aristophanes’ “Lysistrata,” the women’s obvious power was through using or withholdin