Women’s roles has changed dramatically throughout history. By looking at the lives of women, it would be possible to tell how the civilians at that specific period of time were living. In this paper, women’s lives in mainly three civilizations would be discussed, the Sparta, the Athens, and the Hellenistic era. In Sparta, women were needed to live at home, while their husbands remained in military barracks until the age thirty.
There are many connections that can be made to the book The Handmaid’s Tale and these connections are explored in the following paragraphs. Text-to-Text (T-T): In the Handmaid’s Tale, life is limited by a certain organization that call themselves “The Eye”. This organization has restricted the freedom of the citizens of Gilead, a country which used to be known as the United States of America. The organization claims to be working for the benefit of the people and the country, saving the people from dying off from dangerously low birth rates.
Graded Assignment Webquest: Daily Life in Athens and Sparta Based on your findings from the British Museum’s comparisons of the lives of ordinary Athenians and Spartans, answer the questions. First, compare the lives of an Athenian male and a Spartan male.
The degree to which Spartan women were free was depicted correctly in the movie; allowing women to have any kind of freedom was as standard in Spartan society as it was unique. As seen in the film, Queen Gorgo speaks directly to the Persian emissary, with which the emissary responds, “What makes this woman think she can speak among men?” (300). The emissary’s reaction to being addressed by a woman is justified because in the other societies during the 5th century B.C., women were allowed very little freedom. Contrastingly, Spartan women were granted freedom due to “The perpetual absence of men who were on military duty created a division of labor in which women managed domestic affairs” (Pomeroy, pp. 106) and as a result, “Their ownership and
In Ancient Greece, Sparta, had laws that when you were born you were to be examined for any defects. If you had any you were to be thrown down in a valley to die, and if you were the first born male of your family you were put in a military camp to be trained for further uses. This took away their human rights on living free if you are a man, and if you are a woman you were to stay in the town and be a “house-wife.” The Spartan government wanted to make the city a stronger unit by taking away job choices. The Spartan government was a great government because, they trained young boys to be warriors, their population couldn’t have any flaws, and the people didn’t have a choice in job.
HOME GREEK SLAVERY GIRLS LIFE SPARTAN TRAINING In Ancient Greece, slaves did practically did everything for their masters: cooking, cleaning, and even worked in the silver mines. The unlucky slaves were forced to to work on rowing slave ships, and never saw the sun. These workers were often beaten in order to make them pull the oars harder.
Ancient Greek culture is a wonderful culture in world civilization. However, ancient Greek culture is not a single culture, which contains many special cultures in reality. Ancient Greek culture may be best known for the Spartan culture and the Athenian culture. If we can say that the Athenian culture contains the seeds of modern western democratic politics, we also can say that the Spartan culture is an unusual attempt on the national governance, even the shadow of fascism. Education is the foundation of any nations, which means that the way of education determines the future of the nation.
In Greek epics, tragedies, and mythology women are portrayed in various ways. Women are mainly considered to be weak and less important than men, but there are some women who are shown to be strong and heroic, despite the reputation that was placed onto them in Ancient Greek civilizations. There were two particular women that were strong and took the roles of their husbands while the men left to fight in the Trojan War. These two women were Penelope, wife of Odysseus, and Clytemnestra, wife of Agamemnon. These two women were different in how they chose to rule while their husbands were at war and how they acted once they got back.
Analysis The following analysis questions the democratic notions of the ancient citizenship Athens and eventually attempts to clarify the development of democracy and its significant influence in Europe in respect to equality. Ancient Greek founded the democracy in Europe regarding the ideas of freedom and liberty. It is notwithstanding questionable how this civilization originated such notions without considering the relevance of equality: in ancient Athens, likewise in other citizenships around ancient Greece like Sparta, a male dominance is observable; only men at the age of eighteen are considered as part of the citizenship while foreigners, slaves and eventually, women are intentionally segregated from the community.
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.
How did people in Athens and Sparta obtain the right to participate in public life and make decisions affecting the community? Who held public office? What rules governed the selection of public office holders? How were the two city-states similar in their governmental structures? How did they differ?