Any historical investigation into the lives of ancient women involves individual interpretation and much speculation one can read the ancient sources concerned with women and their place in society, but in some sense, they are all secondary sources that were written by men about women. 2009-2-18 women in sparta by 600 bce sparta had conquered her neighbors in the southern half of the peloponnese the vanquished people, called helots, were required to do all of the agricultural work on land owned by the victors, making sparta self-sufficient in food and ruler of a slave population seven or eight times as large. Athenian women and spartan women lived extremely different lives except when it came to religion women in sparta had a much greater control of their destiny than did their sisters in athens, project history 1001 a virtual museum exhibit noreen emmanuel, adam dewar, & kerylin foss. Spartan women were strong, both physically and mentally the spartan woman was educated, with knowledge of the arts, music, war, philosophy and much more, she was allowed rights that no other woman of greece was afforded. Those women resemble athenian wives, concubines, mothers, sisters, or daughters in their roles and, despite a wide variation of temperament and degrees of conformity with established rules, obey or disobey the same social conventions as 5th or 4th century athenian women.
(image source) in learning about ancient sparta, most of what is discussed is the lives of the men such as the fact that spartan boys left home at the age of seven to be raised by the state in the agoge (the rigorous education program for all spartan men. 2003-9-3 athenian women can be classified into three general classes the lowest class was the slave women, who carried out more of the menial domestic chores, and helped to raise the children of the wife. Why were spartan women’s roles in society different then athenian 20-9-2018 role of women in sparta 24-12-2012 the womens lives in athens and sparta history essay from thales, who is often considered the first western a discussion on the role of women in sparta and athens philosopher, to the stoics and skeptics, ancient greek.
2012-1-18 historians rely on the accounts of archaic greek (7th century bce) poets and other subsequent greek historians and literary figures to piece together the history, and sometimes the mythology, of the lives and culture of spartan women. In no other greek city-state did women enjoy the same freedom and status as spartan women only in sparta did women possess economic power and influence see the essay on sexuality) because sparta's male citizens were required to devote their lives to the military and other forms of public service, sparta's matrons ran the estates of their. In sparta, women were respected as the mother's of warriors although they were not considered equal with men, they had more rights and freedom than the women of athens they were educated, played sports, allowed to walk around the city freely, and were also able to own property.
2018-10-8 the study of the lives of women in classical athens has been a significant part of classical scholarship since the 1970s our knowledge of athenian women's lives comes from a variety of ancient sources much of it is literary evidence, primarily from tragedy, comedy, and oratory supplemented with archaeological sources such as epigraphy and pottery. 2018-10-10 a sample of notable athenian women agnodice was the earliest historical midwife who would dress in men’s clothing to attend medical lectures aspasia taught public speaking and, although she was unable to vote, she was influential to leaders such as pericles. Similarly to today, many women got married and had a family, and this was the center of their lives furthermore, the people of ancient greece worshiped female deities as well as male ones, so women did have some level of importance in society. Aristotle’s interpretation of spartan women – written march 1, 2004 half the city of sparta is ungoverned, women can easily achieve dominance over men (unheard of in athens), and that the constitution and the ideas of lycurgus set sparta up to be the armpit of greece spartan women had no more luxurious lives than normal athenian. Primary texts about women in classical athens and sparta provide an excellent, if extreme, example of one of the main themes in the 100-level “world history to 1500” this theme is the relationship between social structure and political institutions.
2018-10-10 however, history shows us that women had much more liberty in sparta than in athens in fact, the democracy of athens was available only to free men who were citizens of athens moreover, to claim citizenship, an athenian had to prove that both his parents were astoi. 2000-9-18 athenian women held very restricted lives: in greek literature, however, women play very prominent roles in fiction, one might see her as heroic, vivacious, splendid, and. 2018-10-4 the lives of women in ancient greece were very different from women in modern countries today although the greek people worshipped powerful goddesses as well as gods, the role of women in society was mostly confined to the home. 2018-10-9 about both athens and sparta hold historic value for greece and the world athens is the capital and the largest city of greece it is a center for economic, political, financial and culture life.
Spartan women vs athenian women both athenian and spartan women lived much of their lives separately from the men of their societies athenian men spent time away discussing politics and philosophy, but when they went home they expected obedience from their wives. Spartan women were the alpha women of the ancient greek world, they wielded the most power, and in many ways had the most equality afforded to them by the state of sparta while the spartan woman was much more free than greek women, she still had a regiment to conform too, just as a spartan man did. Comparative essay on the lives of athenian and spartan women user description: year 11 preliminary question - compare and contrast the lives of athenian and spartan women discuss at least three aspects of their lives. 2018-9-29 the women of ancient sparta essay - sparta was a militaristic society in ancient greece that became mighty and powerful after defeating its rival neighbor, athens, in the peloponnesian war.
2018-9-21 the evidence that we have available regarding women `relate to different levels of reality' (humphreys: 1983 just: 1989), therefore the sources pertain to different aspects of women's lives and need to be pieced together to provide a clear picture. 2016-1-8 the women's lives in athens were mainly focused onto the home the girls were taught household skill like, spinning, weaving, and taking care of the children the women did not go to school and were not able to participate in voting or anything to do with the government.
2018-10-2 essay according to tradition, the most important athletic competitions were inaugurated in 776 bc at olympia in the peloponnesos by the sixth century bc, other panhellenic ( pan =all, hellenikos =greek) games involving greek-speaking city-states were being held at. Athenian women: an inferior society - a woman could not own her own land, so these were the husband’s slaves a women’s main duty in athenian culture was to make and raise great, well-rounded children who were good at everything from sports to academics. 2009-11-11 surviving works of art feature women in various guises, but rarely give an insight into any other kind of world except that in which women were controlled, contained and often exploited even ancient athenian democracy,which the modern world honours, denied women the vote. 2017-12-3 in classical greece, young girls usually grew up in the care of a nurse (257826) and spent most of their time in the gynaikon, the women’s quarters of the house located on an upper floor the gynaikon was where mothers nursed their children and engaged in spinning thread and weaving (311110.