The women of Sparta were known for their boldness because they could bear children, were capable of being strong, and were loyal to the work they did, that is also why Spartan women got respect from their husbands and other males living in Sparta, they were not treated/counted as slaves like the Athenian women. The women of Sparta would treat Helots (slaves) badly, because that was their personality in ancient Sparta. Nowadays, most women would not have done what they did, mainly because the Athenian culture influenced more than the Spartan culture
Importance of Women in The Odyssey In ancient Greece, women are not considered as great as men and cannot qualify as a hero. They usually rely on men and the heroes for help. Women are little helpers, such as Ariadne, or trouble makers such as Medea. They are not considered important because of the men by their side: Theseus and Jason in this case.
Athena, is revered and respected by all of Greece. The Bright Eyed Goddess (many pages), is looked up to and her word trumps any order a man can give. In Greece she had much more power than any man but, in the Odyssey Athena is a main character bet she rarely has anything to do with any of the accomplishments that Telemachus and Odysseus had in the epic.
When it came to women in ancient Egypt and ancient Rome, there is no denying that such a contrast between their statuses existed. Their positions and privileges in their respective societies differed, though Roman women were not confined to their homes and social status, they were throughout their lives subject to the authority of their fathers and husbands, unlike Egyptian women who did not require a male guardian to act on her behalf. Per conclusion, after comparing the different aspects of these women’s lives, it is evident, though they both did not share an equal status with the males in their society, ancient Egyptian women did enjoy more freedom and equal treatment, as opposed to ancient Roman
In Ancient Greece, men and women were expected to have separate roles for a common good. However, due to the fact that Ancient Greece really was many separate city-states, each city-state had their own, separate roles. Despite this potential disconnect between the roles, both genders relied on the other to succeed, and the city-states could not have done as well as they did without the roles. Two of the most powerful city-states were Athens and Sparta. They had lots of power, both physical power, as well as the fact that they were very influential in the Mediterranean region.
Sparta’s interest was not for the number of children but for the production of healthy male children for the Spartan military and healthy female children for reproduction. Also, Spartan women could own property and could dispose of it how they willed. Finally, they role in politics was like the other women in Greek. They couldn’t participate in
A recurring theme in classical literature is the treatment of women. In his epics “The Iliad” and “The Odyssey,” the women were objectified. The women were treated as possessions sexually. The society during this time was mainly patriarchal, meaning that the women in the household were expected to be subject to male authority; if they were not submissive, the women would be portrayed as disrespectful. While the treatment of women nowadays is considerably better than during Homer’s time, there are still some aspects that have stayed the same.
The ancient Greek world did not have a single, unified culture but rather a collection of different ones within the various poleis or ‘city states’. Two poleis whose cultures greatly varied were Athens and Sparta and this is reflected by the lives of women in these cultures who were influenced by them in different ways. As a result of this, there are many ways in which Spartan women were different from their Athenian counterparts. The main differences between Spartan and Athenian women stem from the fact that Athens was largely more conservative which, in turn, led to women playing a more traditional role. The type of education that Spartan women received made them different to their Athenian counterparts.
Men are considered as Primary citizens, who had primary authority to any act in the Greek world, and they belonged to the working class, who weren’t restricted to home, like women. The characters of Creon, Haemon, Teiresias, and sentry elevate the superior attitude of men during the 5th century Greek. In the drama, we see Creon taking the decisions and punishing those who do not follow, while his wife Eurydice is seen knitting majority of the time. This act certainly tells the reader that women did not have any primary authority, even though if they were part of the royal family, like Eurydice. The women belonging to the royal family too did not have an option to voice out their
Surprisingly, the women of the early middle ages had more freedom than contemporary women may have. For example, Germanic women that were living in this period were allowed to fight in wars with men, and they had equally important roles within their families. However, as Anglo Saxon tribes evolved into more stable communities such as the English kingdom, women’s role in society began to dwindle and become suppressed over time. Leading into the High Middle Ages, women became much more inferior to men. This new culture limited the economic opportunities that females could choose from, therefore leading many into the humiliating role of being a prostitute, and they would later also be publicly shamed.
Franklin had Eleanor, Martin had Coretta, and currently Barack has Michelle. Throughout history, many famous men have enjoyed great success with their wives at their side. However, while the husbands are celebrated, the triumphs of their wives are gone unnoticed. The successes of women are often ignored due to the emphasis of male dominance and superiority in society. Wives especially are expected to be submissive and weaker than their male counterparts.
The common view in ancient societies was often that this was a world of men; that women were inferior. There’s often debate on the role of women in society, but in reality, women play an important role in any type of society, whether it is good or bad. Women in ancient Greece, China, and the Roman Empire were able to exercise influence into their culture despite the discrimination toward them. Although each society was different, women shared similar influences in their power, and restrictions in the aspect of marriage. Although most of these ancient cultures viewed women similarly, of these three locations, the women in the Roman Empire had it best.
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.
Before World War II the prevailing view of a woman 's role was that of wife and mother. Many occupations were reserved for men and some states barred married women from holding jobs. (5,2) This was true of both the Soviet Union and in the United States. In the Soviet Union, however, due to communist ideology, women were officially considered equal to a man and were expected to hold the same responsibilities.
While reading about American history the thing that I found most appealing was the limited rights that women had during this era. Although women gave the early settlers longer life expectancy and brought hope to their future, women still were not considered equal to a man. Women were discriminated against and didn’t play an important role in early American history. Generally, women had fewer legal rights and career opportunity than men because they were considered weak and not able to perform certain tasks. Different women came from different ethnic backgrounds and were all created equal in the eyes of men.