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What Were The Advantages And Disadvantages Of Women In Athenian Society?
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What Were The Main Advantages And Disadvantages In The Position Of Citizen Women In Athenian Society? Explain Your Points
The liberation of women was a major event of the 20th century and continues to be a hotly debated subject. So in this age where women are meant to have equal opportunities and rights, it can be difficult for many people to see any advantages of ancient Athenian women's positions in society. However, although undoubtedly Athenian women were nowhere near as fairly treated as today's women are, not all ancient Greek women had an agonisingly miserable life. This essay aims to show both the advantages and disadvantages of being a citizen woman in ancient Athens.
The ease of the process that allowed women to gain status was a huge advantage. Marrying a husband of high social standing immediately raised that of the new wife therefore gaining her respect throughout the city as well as the wealth that comes with it. A woman did not raise her status by slowly climbing the social ladder as the men did, she did it by marriage.
Just by simply being female women qualified for participation in many religious festivals and some were
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