41 min

It's All Greek to Me: A Lady's Life in Ancient Greece, Part 2 The Exploress Podcast

    • History

Ancient Greece is notorious for keeping women silent, veiled, and firmly fixed at the loom. But was life for women in places like Athens really so restrictive? After exploring their houses, rights and duties in Part 1, we're going to talk about life as a matron: childbirth, our relationships with the enslaved around us, Athenian nightlife (including the famous escorts who rule it), ritual and festivals. We'll even hop on over to Sparta to see what mischief those ladies are getting up to.

Ancient Greece is notorious for keeping women silent, veiled, and firmly fixed at the loom. But was life for women in places like Athens really so restrictive? After exploring their houses, rights and duties in Part 1, we're going to talk about life as a matron: childbirth, our relationships with the enslaved around us, Athenian nightlife (including the famous escorts who rule it), ritual and festivals. We'll even hop on over to Sparta to see what mischief those ladies are getting up to.

41 min

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