Role of Women in Ancient Greece

By:Justin Harper

Women in Ancient Greece were treated poorly and had minimal rights.

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Women in Ancient Greece that passed away could have a lot assessed from them through their gravestones. Archaeologists would study the tombstones and could gather past information and things in the past life. Friends and cause of death could be determined.

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Women then, unfortunately did not have the grand opportunity of choosing who to marry. They could not even select their husband either. This was generally scheduled by a father or male dominant figure.  They were treated and also seen as given objects to the new bridegroom(s).  Things were way different back in those times because this was also recognized as a business thing as opposed to a current love bond.  

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Not to mention, women in Ancient Greece were not really supposed to do any sort of extensive activity outside.  That role was taken into the hands of men.  Men believed it was perfectly okay for their wives to be indoors cleaning and doing other stereotypical sexist chores.  The chores consisted of stuff like, cleaning, preparing food/meals, watching kids, and other tasks that were slowly degrading to women as a whole population.  

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