Greek statue of a woman.
Ancient History

The Greek Society: What it Meant To Be a Woman

September 14, 2020

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? […]

Ancient History

Greece in the Fifth Century – An Athenian Perspective

September 4, 2020

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. […]

Exposure of children in ancient Greece
Ancient History

Childhood in Greece: How Difficult Was it to Survive?

August 7, 2020

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. […]

Picture showing swaddling bands in ancient Greece
Ancient History

Children in Greece: Hurdles in Their Growth in Ancient Times

August 7, 2020

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. […]

Ancient Greek poetess Sappho
Ancient History

The Education System in Ancient Greece

August 6, 2020

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 acropolis lit up by sunlight, with other areas visible below.
Greek History

An Athenian Juror at the Trial of Socrates

August 2, 2020

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. […]

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