Life for Women in Ancient Sparta and Athens


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Life for Women in Ancient Sparta and Athens
For centuries, historians have pondered questions about life for women in Ancient Sparta and Athens. While precise descriptions and records do not exist to specifically tell what life was like for women in these two ancient city-states, examination of various facts and pieces of evidence can provide clues for inferring answers to the question. Accordingly, the following discussion provides a comparison of life for Athenian women and life for Spartan women.
Sparta was a city-state in the southern Peloponnese and most historians and scholars agree that women in Sparta had much greater freedom and more legal rights than women in other city-states like Athens.1 But how can such conclusions be...
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.....Sarah B. Pomeroy. Spartan women (Oxford University Press US, 2002): 78.
3 Michael Whitby. Sparta (Taylor & Francis: 2002), 88.
4 Tetlow 42.
5 Ibid.
6 Jean Kinney Williams. Empire of Ancient Greece (Infobase
Publishing: 2009), 26.
7 Joseph R. Laurin. Women of Ancient Athens (Trafford Publishing: 2005), 14.
8 Laurin 15.
9 Ibid.
Laurin, Joseph R. Women of Ancient Athens. Trafford Publishing,
Tetlow, Elisabeth Meier. Women, crime, and punishment in ancient
law and society, Volume 2. Continuum International Publishing Group, 2005.
Whitby, Michael. Sparta. Taylor & Francis, 2002.
Williams, Jean Kinney. Empire of Ancient Greece. Infobase
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Pomeroy, Sarah B. Spartan women. Oxford University Press US,