There was a very negative view about Greek women as the men of that society thought them as the root cause of every evil. What was the actual status of Greek women in its society as compared to their male-counterparts? […]
Greek males were extremely belligerent and politics for the Greeks was a continuation of war by other means. Athenians of the 5th century B.C. often engaged in intense wars and raised citizen soldiers called hoplites for waging amplified battles, which had momentous consequences for Greece. […]
Ancient Greeks did not enjoy their childhood. A baby’s survival after birth was totally dependent on the conditions around its birth. If the baby survived, either it was accepted into the family or abandoned to the mercy of its fate. […]
The children in Greece were not given any kind of social status or identity. The child was not integrated into the household for five days after the birth lest he didn’t survive. If the child survived, then he had to face a number of challenges while growing up. […]
There is no clear evidence of any schools in the ancient Greek world before the 5th century BC. It is believed that prior to this period, education in Greece was provided mainly through private tutors. Women were not given formal education, the only knowledge they needed was to run and maintain the house. […]
The trial of Socrates showed loopholes in the democratic fabric of the Greek society. The Athenian jury condemned the great philosopher to death because he questioned the rigid structures of the day. […]
Though there were many cultural, material, and political advantages of living in the Athenian polis, most of these were available to aristocratic males. The women were confined to their homes, with a duty to fulfill—to give birth to many male children.
The Greek society suddenly underwent a renaissance around 800 B.C. This led to the development of the city-state or the polis. Each polis was an autonomous community and granted citizenship to the chosen few. […]