Also, despite the many glowing freedoms of Spartan women compared to women in other provinces, the state still preferred male babies in order to create a large and powerful military force. Husband leaves at 12:223:00 Instructs daughter on her duties of being a wife. Spartans attempted to not only produce enough offspring, but also offspring that would be capable of surviving the harshest conditions. As for the social aspect of the two dominant ancient poleis, Sparta was more extreme than Athens. After all, there is archaic Spartan art that shows girls exercising naked, while this was only true for men in Athens.
Thus, before they enter the class on the day I talk about these texts, they will have already thought critically about them and will have posted their responses to a question or more than one question posed by a classmate—the facilitator for that week. It is said that this was permissible because the state was the backbone of social life, not the family. Attraction was what Spartan people cared about most. In the face of the siege, the Spartan council of elders wanted to send the Spartan women off the Crete for their safety. They were required per the state policy to have education both from physical and educational perspective.
The people with the best looks were the most respected and noticed by. The golden age of Greece is a. Thibault, Pietsch, Lisa 2005 One must remember that through the times, gender roles have been similar, and as a matter of fact, even today women are relegated to the second best role in several societies across the world. They made all of the important decisions, they had a voice in decisions, and they handled financial matters. The treatment of women in ancient Greece is a rather complex subject, all the mysteries of which will probably never be completely revealed. Women did have some power at home. Sparta and Athens were formed in two different ways.
And when people think of Sparta they see a society hell bent of taking over Athens and crush anyone who stands in their way. Many corporations have become aware of some of the economic, legal-political, social, cultural, and technological barriers to international business. The same elements described the position and roles of women in ancient Greece. The hetaerae unlike the slaves and the citizens, were much akin to the Geisha's of China. In learning about Ancient Sparta, most of what is discussed is the lives of the men. Marriages were arranged by the father and were accompanied by a great deal of fanfare.
The Athenian navy was considered more powerful than Sparta's, though this did them little good on land. They were also given the freedom to learn to protect themselves whenever necessary. Women ran their homes to an extreme. For instance the way that these cities were governed and their political procedures and functions were quite different from each other. Sparta was not some model democracy with warriors fighting for freedom. In Athens, women were confined to the home and domestic life.
From this idea, an analogy can be created that accurately describes the differences between Spartan and Athenian women. In comparison to other women of the times, like for example, the women of Athens, the women of Sparta were much better off; while the women of Athens were expected to learn and to know how to weave, spin, and generally be aware of all the domestic arts, the women of Sparta were expected to stand at par with the men of the state. It has the longest history of any city in Europe; it has been inhabited continuously for over 3000 years. In the 8th century B. In contrast to Spartan women, who were publically educated and exercised outdoors, Athenian women were confined entirely to the home. Like feeding a vile snake on more poison. Whereas mentioned previously, Spartan women were enrolled in public education from an early age; Athenian women were not, so something needed to be done in order to keep them busy.
Those who did not conform would be ridiculed by both boys and girls, and all this meant that at a very early age, boys would be forced to learn the value and the benefits to the state of placing collective interests above those of their own, and this factor would prove to be extremely useful when it was time for taking part in military campaigns. In particular, the rights of women in Athens and their decline may have been the direct result of political pressures brought about by Pericle's ruling on the legitimacy of marriage. Typical Day of a Greek Housewife Excerpt from: Lynn, Schnurnberger. In either case nobody really takes much time to ask what were the women doing during this time period because there are more interesting topics to learn about like the Peloponnesian Wars 431-404 B. They most likely learned cultural norms through differing types of performance art, specifically choruses sung at festivals or during early plays, along with reading, arithmetic and writing.
The two city states had varied approaches in their desire for successful governments. They were allowed entrance into many places slaves and second-class women could not go. Sparta killed weak babies because in those days they … did not have medications to cure the symptoms. They could not only control but actually own property and also inherit and control the land. Their Assembly consisted of 30 year old male Spartans who could veto the Council's decisions. The Women of Athens Compared to the women of Sparta, the status of an Athenian woman in Greek society was minimal.
Sparta's women got more freedom, they could marry anyone they want, and they had a right to speak. In today society, where women are struggling for equal opportunities, opposition is basing its arguments on three myths. Yet despite all their relative freedoms, women in Sparta were still treated like breeding machines by the state. So the babies were going to die anyways. If a woman had one brother, according to Spartan law, she would inherit half of the heritage. Spartan women were given more independence, an education and laborious physical training.