Women in ancient greece most of our written evidence from the ancient world was produced by educated, well-to-do men they have undoubtedly left us a reasonably accurate picture of their own life, but how much trust can we put in the comments they made on the lives of everyone else. The place of women in ancient greece is summed up most acutely by the historian thucydides writing in the fifth century bc when he comments: ‘the greatest glory [for women] is to be least talked about among men, whether in praise or blame. The rise of women in ancient greece michael scott looks at how a time of crisis in the fourth century bc proved a dynamic moment of change for women in the greek world michael scott | published in history today volume 59 issue 11 november 2009.
In most of the ancient greek world, gender roles were fairly static throughout time and outside circumstances had little or no influence on gender construction men functioned within the public sphere, whereas women were restricted to the private, dome. Women and their role in ancient greece and rome how women were perceived in ancient greece has been a subject of much fascination amongst historians part of the fascination lies in the contrast between two of the most prominent city-states – athens and sparta.
Ancient greek women the lives of women in ancient greece were very different from women in modern countries today although the greek people worshipped powerful goddesses as well as gods, the role of women in society was mostly confined to the home.
Other women of literature, like clytemnestra and medea, demonstrated the vices of women and what the greek female should not be in addition to the role models, good and bad, the athenians even devised a certain training or regiment for the “perfect wife” of hellas. In ancient greece, women were mistreated, degraded and controlled overall, the society of ancient greece , especially in the period from 800 to 500 bc preserved the issues in marriage, inheritance and social life, fostering the debasing roles of women.
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Women in ancient greece women in most city-states of ancient greece had very few rights they were under the control and protection of their father, husband, or a male relative for their entire lives women had no role in politics women with any wealth did not work they stayed indoors running their households. The roles of athenian women in the 5th century bce were primarily those of wife and mother the athenians, in their patriarchal society, selected models for women based on the divine and heroic orders.