A Conversation for Women in Ancient Athens
Alfredo Started conversation Jun 22, 2007
Especially the Spartan women had a very bad life.
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Elentari Posted Jun 22, 2007
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.
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van-smeiter Posted Jun 22, 2007
"Young girls were also forced to strip for religious services..."
The Spartans carried out many activities naked, regardless of their gender.
Asmodai Dark (The Eternal Builder, servant of Howard, Crom, and Beans) Posted Jun 24, 2007
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
Elentari Posted Jun 25, 2007
You should write it, Asmodai, I'd love to read it. We'd end up with 2 very complementary entries.
Asmodai Dark (The Eternal Builder, servant of Howard, Crom, and Beans) Posted Jun 26, 2007
Hmm I might. It'd also give me a good reason to finish off the article I half began on spartan men.
van-smeiter Posted Jun 26, 2007
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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