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Ancient Greece Athenian Women
1,187 wordsAristophanes was a satirist who produced Lysistrata around 413 BC when the news of Athens warships had been destroyed near Sicily. For twenty-one years, while Athens was engaged in war, he relentlessly and witty attacked the war, the ideals of the war, the war party and the war spirit. This risked his acceptance and his Athenian citizenship. Lysistrata is probably the oldest comedy which has retained a place in modern theatre. It primarily deals with two themes, war and the power of sexuality......
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Century B C Role Reversal
1,185 wordsAristophanes was a "craft" comedy poet in the fourth century B. C. during the time of the Peloponnesian War. Aristophanes' usual style was to be too satirical, and suggesting the outlandish. He shows little mercy when mocking Socrates and his "new-fangled ideas" which were most likely designed to destroy the cohesiveness of society and lead to The most absurd and humorous of Aristophanes' comedies are those in which the main characters, the heroes of the story, are women. Smart One of the most f...
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Athenian Slaves And Women
1,628 wordsAthens was Classical Greece's most famous city-state. In the Classical Athens society, men were recognized as the superior beings, whereas women and slaves were the lower form of peoples in the society at that time. (Perry et al 1996: 63). In this essay, Ill first investigate the rights of Classical Athenian women and slaves from several different aspects and make comparisons between the two before judging whether women had significantly more rights than slaves. Firstly, from a political point o...
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Athenian Women Physical Training
980 wordsIf 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 life of a Spartan woman. The basic similarity between the lives of the women...
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Golden Age Of Athens And Women
779 wordsThe Golden Age of Athens was one of the most brilliant eras in Athenian history. Yet this brilliance did not reflect womens roles during this time period. The Golden Age of Athens was a low point for women; through society's opinion of women, the citys politics, and their household lives. The Athenians viewed all classes of women as an unimportant distraction to society. The most constant view of woman in the Golden Age was that they were only necessary to produce children. Euripides from his bo...
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Women In Ancient Greece Athens And Sparta
1,324 wordsMost people think of ancient Athens as the city of freedom and democracy, while they think of Sparta as a highly restricted society. The schools teach us that modern democracies are modeled on Athens, while military dictatorships are modeled on Sparta. 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 hi...
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Goneril And Regan Internal And External
1,911 wordsFamily dynamics and dysfunction considering Antigone, Medea, and King Lear Throughout history novelists and playwrights have to created dysfunctional families. These families lead tragic lives. Within these families, there are both internal and external battles to be dealt. In William Shakespeare's King Lear the author reveals truly dysfunctional families. In King Lear there are two families that display dysfunctions, the Lear family and the Gloucester family. Within the two families, there are ...
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Role In Society Boys And Girls
1,876 wordsSpartan Women Introduction Issues that concerned women have been present in history since ancient time. It was not just a case: mankind has always been preoccupied with the problem of family, gender roles, moral choice, good and evil; and love, closely related to moral and religion has been looked upon as possible to provide some answers for the questions. Spartan women are often spoken in the context of social phenomenon. No doubts that women enjoyed some evident benefits. For example, when a h...
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2000 From The World Wide Ancient Greek
1,205 wordsThe Women of Ancient Greek Times In Ancient Greek times around 4 BC, women were typically subordinated. An example of this treatment can be seen in the lives of women living in Athens. In contrast, a neighboring area, Sparta, illustrated a different way of life for their women. Sparta was located in the south-central portion of the Peloponnesian and was a more isolated culture. It was dependent upon agriculture while Athens was cosmopolitan and dependent on manufacture and trade. With the separa...
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Ancient Greece Greek Society
1,170 wordsWomen s role in Greece can be seen when one first begins to do research on the subject. The subject of women in Greece is coupled with the subject of slaves. This is the earliest classification of women in Greek society. Although women were treated differently from city to city the basic premise of that treatment never changed. Women were only useful for establishing a bloodline that could carry on the family name and give the proper last rites to the husband. However, women did form life long b...
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