A Conversation for Women in Ancient Athens

Spartan women

Post 1

Alfredo


Especially the Spartan women had a very bad life.

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Spartan women

Post 2

Elentari

I suppose it depends on your point of view. What you mentioned in your journal is obviously the downside, but I believe they had more personal freedom than other Greek women.

Thanks for reading!


Spartan women

Post 3

van-smeiter

"Young girls were also forced to strip for religious services..."

The Spartans carried out many activities naked, regardless of their gender.


Spartan women

Post 4

Asmodai Dark (The Eternal Builder, servant of Howard, Crom, and Beans)

And they ran the estates - if there husband was off at war/barracks, who was going to run the estate, provide for the children, and various other things.

I had intended to do a guide entery about this (spartan women) but never got round to it. Suffice to say they probably as much freedom as a man from Athtens (providing, of course, they were of the right class).

They also rarely had escorts as such - who needs an escort when you can do the job yourself.

But, like I said, it depended on class and various other factors, but usually they were tough as old boots


Spartan women

Post 5

Elentari

You should write it, Asmodai, I'd love to read it. We'd end up with 2 very complementary entries.


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Post 6

Asmodai Dark (The Eternal Builder, servant of Howard, Crom, and Beans)

Hmm I might. It'd also give me a good reason to finish off the article I half began on spartan men.

Hmmmm


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Post 7

van-smeiter

Go for it.

Sparta is a brilliant contrast to Athens and shows how the city-states were not all the same. Too many people think that 'Greece' was all the same and it was all like Athens.


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