Women in the ancient Greek world had few rights in comparison to male citizens. This, though, is a general description, and when considering the role of women in ancient Greece one should remember that information regarding specific city -states is often lacking, is almost always from male authors, and only in Athens can their status and role be described in any great detail. Neither are we sure of the practical and everyday application of the rules and laws that have survived from antiquity. We do know that Spartan women were treated somewhat differently than in other states. For example, they had to do physical training like men, were permitted to own land, and could drink wine.
What possessed three s housewives to defy convention and set off together for the forbidden reaches of the Himalayas? And what did they find when they got there? Sally Williams talks to the women today. Fifty years ago three English housewives set off on a remarkable adventure.
Welcome to Casey's Website for. What was the role of women in Athens? To live, controlled by the men in their lives! What about marriage? These celebrations could vary in length and religious influence.
In his second summer in the lonesome Greek village of Tolo on the east coast of the Peloponnese, German senior civil servant and writer Andreas Deffner committed a cultural blunder that led him to the celebrated concept of Greek philotimo. When Irini started wildly gesticulating at her brother Pericles, who had just arrived, Deffner broke out in cold sweat. The guest sighed with relief. The exact meaning of philotimo is hotly debated, given that the word belongs to the pantheon of Greek lexical items that defy easy explanation. When I asked various Greeks about their own perception of philotimo, I received very different responses.