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Women of Ancient Greece

Pierre Brule


This book describes every aspect of women's lives in ancient Greece, including their religious, familial and domestic duties; their economic importance; and their social, moral and legal status as wives, cohabitees or slaves. It examines women's sexual roles, what the status of a woman's body was and what her own and others' attitudes were likely to be towards it. The book does all this in the context of the development and achievements of Greek civilisation. Women appear not to have been highly regarded in ancient Greece, with female infanticide a common practice. Strains of misogyny can be h ... More

Keywords: women, ancient Greece, Greek civilisation, infanticide, misogyny, religious duties, domestic duties, wives, cohabitees, slaves

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2003 Print ISBN-13: 9780748616435
Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9780748616435.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Pierre Brule, author