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 What about marriage?
Girls got married in their teens, often to a man in his 30’s After a woman got married, she and her husband would give offerings to the god’s and share a cake with her husband Her father would chose her husband- for mos…