Class Notes (839,586)
Canada (511,415)
Classics (36)
CLAS 2051 (21)

Women in Antiquity 11.docx

2 Pages

Course Code
CLAS 2051
Fiona Black

This preview shows 80% of the first page. Sign up to view the full 2 pages of the document.
Prostitution in Athens  Hetairai- specially trained courtesans o enjoyed by men at specially made houses during symposiums o quite attractive specifically because they were educated (vs the lives of wives, who were sequestered, not much education, knowledge of outside world limited) o trained to discuss politics, economy o pipe girls- played music on the aulos (new instrument in Athens) o slave can buy freedom by working as a prostitute o period art- women did not know how to draw female anatomy, instead drew men and attached identifying female features  Rhodopis (and Sappho's brother) o Egyptian, common trade for foreigners was to become a prostitute o Sappho's brother bought her freedom o connected to ideas of liberation o one of few ways a woman could acquire wealth was through prostitution o Herodotus (Greek historian, wrote "Histories") claimed she acquired enough money to fund the building of a pyramid o bought a very large donation for the temple of Delphi (Delphic oracle)- important power move, name was on it o infanticide very high among prostitutes o prostitutes tended to prefer girls over boys (girls can make them money, raise child in brothel, train them in prostitution) o pharmacists (like Medea) would have known contraceptives, how to induce miscarriage o probably a Hetairai  Pornai o less educated o primarily used for sexual wants vs intellectual wants o as a Hetairai became older, she would be less attractive to attend symposia, would want a child to carry on the family business and take care of them in old age o perhaps older Hetairai (or else they would become madams, brothel keeper) o vase from Syracuse (know because features comic actor- no comic actors on vases in Athens) features a woman balanced on a potters' wheel while men spin the wheel- acrobat, objectification  Alcibiades and Hipparete o Alcibiades- Greek general, involved in a symposium about the topic of love with Socrates (professes love for Socrates) o how did Athenian wo
More Less
Unlock Document

Only 80% of the first page are available for preview. Some parts have been intentionally blurred.

Unlock Document
You're Reading a Preview

Unlock to view full version

Unlock Document

Log In


Join OneClass

Access over 10 million pages of study
documents for 1.3 million courses.

Sign up

Join to view


By registering, I agree to the Terms and Privacy Policies
Already have an account?
Just a few more details

So we can recommend you notes for your school.

Reset Password

Please enter below the email address you registered with and we will send you a link to reset your password.

Add your courses

Get notes from the top students in your class.