Role of Women in Ancient Greece

Xachory Chapman, Mathew Taylor, Tiffany Wilson


omen can't  gain land from parents, they also couldn't give evidence under oath. And family law was handled by a woman's father or husband.


Usually women don't own their own shops though it did happen. Some women were tavern-keepers or woolworkers. Most of the occupations that Greek women could have did not make a lot of money.


The social ideal was that women spent most time at home and indoors cooking and cleaning and taking care of the young children. Though some women did own jobs.


Women could not hold any political office. Except on the festival of the Thesmophoria which is when women took over all of the offices.

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