Ancient Athenian Women

What was the role of women in Athens? To live, controlled by the men in their lives. Their father controlled them before they were married. Their spouse controlled them once they were married . What did girls do? They learnt to read- in school or at home. They learnt important household skills-spinning, weaving, sewing, cooking and other household jobs. Learnt simple facts on mythology, religion and occasionally musical instruments. Spent most of their time in her household with other women- only leaving the house to perform religious duties.

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