Sadly, most of how women lived away from their husbands’ world and how they interacted with other female companionship remains a mystery. Even the Olympic Games were under a males only policy, with the exception of a small event women held in honor of Hera in Olympia . Contrary to most ancient cities and popular belief, some women in ancient Greece were actually able to hold more than just the title of housewife. Although they were still secondary to men, in some Greek city-states, such as Sparta, women held much more freedom and a larger role in society .
Women in Sparta were treated better than women in Athens because they had more freedoms, more rights, and the men were always at war so they had responsibilities and. Women in Sparta had more and better freedoms because Aristotle says that in Athens women are not allowed to go anywhere without
Amongst the many women portrayed in the book, the two most important women are Athena and Penelope. Athena is the Goddess of wisdom, courage, law & justice, strength and skills. She plays the role of a mentor in disguise for Odysseus but doesn’t show him the full path to his destination as Athena wants Odysseus to fight and prevail on his own. Penelope is the wife of Odysseus and the mortal queen of Ithaca.
Althought Classical Athens was a democracy, not all citizens had the same rights and benefits. Women, slaves, and foreigners were not citizens, which leaves the males as the only individuals with citizenship. Having citizenship means not being excluded from politics and having the option of serving in the Assembly. The requirements to serve in the Assembly are as follows; (1) one must be twenty years or older, (2) native born of Athenian
This essay will focus on the differences and their significance of political standing and govern in Ancient Athens and Sparta. It will bring up similarities and differences in social status and consequently in gaining and holding public and political status as well as depict the respective governing style of Athens and Sparta in comparison. Thought both poleis were a great city, and albeit having many similarities there were as many differences within many places of their society, which would eventually add to their quarrel with each other. In both city-states, the only way to any form of status within the society was through being native-born.
Women in the Ottoman Empire seemed to live much better lives than people would have imagined for that time period. Women had rights regarding inheritance, marriage, divorce, and the like which they had not had prior to the introduction of Islam. Although men had authority over women, the women, however, were allowed to go to court to challenge actions that deviated from religious prescriptions and women often won these cases.
Sontag’s notes how the Greeks viewed beauty in the past. They saw it as an excellence, in which one with inner beauty, intelligence, braveness, seductiveness, and honorability, must be attractive on the outside. For example, she wrote, “The well born Athenians who gathered around Socrates found it quite paradoxical that their hero was so intelligent, so brave, so honorable, so seductive --- and so ugly… They may have resisted Socrates’ lesson.” Although, Socrates was intellectually gifted, his outer appearance caused some to challenge
While it was a common practice for ancient civilizations to place females in a subordinate position in society, Etruscans' mentality and attitude on contrary were reversed. They treated females in a very dignified manner as women had the freedom of speech, financial ability and most importantly power. Etruscans had one of the highest gender equalities in contrast to other ancient civilizations of that existing period for instance the Romans because in Roman societies, symposiums were considered strictly as an all male sector only where it involves male thoughts sharing, festive drinking etc. but Etruscans were on the exact opposite end. Etruscan females were allowed to participate in the symposiums, attend banquets, share a toast with
Introduction Athens and Sparta were two of the ancient Greek cities that were very powerful and thus rivals. Although very close to each other geographically, their values and lifestyle were distance away from each other. Their similarity was based mostly in their style of governing with both the Athens and Sparta having an Assembly whose member was elected by the people. The people here means those considered citizens and it should be noted that women and slaves where not consider citizens, thus not eligible for voting. The state of Athens was ruled by elected archons with election held annually whereas the state of Sparta was ruled by two kings.
One reason why the WNBA should get paid more is that women’s sports are identical to men’s sports. For example some people think that women aren’t good enough to get paid more because men are faster, stronger, and more athletic (www.cnn.com.girls basketball). Women have all of those qualities. Some WNBA players can even dunk.
Federally funded universities and institutions were required to give women the same athletic opportunities and funding as men. “Research has found that girls who play sports are less likely to get pregnant or take drugs than those who don’t play sports” (“athletics”). Women who participate in sports will make better social decisions than other women who do not play sports. Title IX also improves women athletes’ health. Because of constant workouts and games, athletes have better health overall.
Instead of displaying the scarlet letter ‘A’ as a detriment, Hester parades it with her own style, embroidering it and making it her own. Comparably, Gladwell narrates the idea that, “power can come in other forms as well— in breaking rules, in substituting speed and surprise for strength” (Gladwell 13). Both novels elucidate that not all extraordinary people become noteworthy in conventional ways; toying with society’s barriers in the manner that Hester did makes her a hero amongst the women of New
Both of the associations led by very powerful women wouldn’t stop until they could see the bigger picture where although you were a different gender you were treated equal as men and had the same rights. Now although the women’s suffrage amendment didn’t pass until 1920 it provided a many of us women with very strong role models and women that were very powerful in their own way trying to accomplish one goal
Along with the belief that women played a secondary role to men in Greek society, the female characters displayed certain traits that could not be shown by the men. In addition, the male characters play the most significant roles in this poem, but without the support of the females in "The Odyssey", Odysseus would not have made it through his journey. The author depicts women as strong subjects, they are real substantive characters. Most women in this poem are treated with the respect and seriousness they deserve. Despite traditions of ancient society, the author characterizes the women as the real counterparts of men, they have real feelings, real plans and are able to accomplish men on their own.