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Women's role in society.pdf

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Department
Classics
Course
CLA219H1
Professor
Regina Hoeschele
Semester
Fall

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Women'srole in society October-23-12 6:19PM Women's role in soci... Audio recordingstarted: 6:19 PM October-23-12 Greekandromanmarriagesare notsacred ceremonies. Itwassomethingpurelyeconomical Adulterywasstillanissuebutnotbecauseyouareviolatingasacredbondbutbecauseyouwereviolatingsomeoneelse'spro perty Engye:betrothal -anoralcontract ThefatherwouldsayIpledgesoandso forproducingchildrenandthegroomwouldsayI acceptthispledge Thewomanwouldnotbeconsulted-oftenshewouldnthaveevenmettheguy Passiveobjectofthetransaction Ekdoses:thegivingoutofthewoman.Transferofthewomantothe householdofthebridegroom.Akindofweddingceremony.N othingsacred Thedowryisusuallygivenatthefirststage:theengye.Akindofpre-deathinheritance.Partofthefathersfortune.Womenwouldntinheritanythingafterthefatherdied.The husbandwouldmanagethedowrybutiftheydivorcedhewouldneedtoreturnit Acouplehasonlyfemalechildrennosons.Posesaprobintermsofinheritance.Ifyouareawareyouprobswonthavea sont henyou couldadoptonebut hewouldhavetomarry oneof herdaughters. Epikleros:heiress(isatermdesignatingthegirl).Meanswiththepropertyoftheestate.Thedaughterwouldhaveallthep ropertyofafatherwhohasdiedandhas no sonsbut itwould onlygoto herifshewas married.Ifshewasmarriedthenthepropertywouldeventuallygotohermalechildren.Solonmade alawthatrequiredahusbandofan epikleroshadtosleep withhiswifeatleast3timesamonth. Ifafatherdiesanddoesnthaveason oradoptivesonthenthedaughterwouldhavetomarrya paternaluncle. (EEEEWWWWWW!) Notconsideredincest. Concubine Pallake:concubine.unionswheretherewasnomoneyfordowry.Awomancouldlivewithamanand technicallybemarriedtohimwithoutadowryandifshewas an atheniancitizenand Parikles:prominentathenianpolitician Onlychildrenwithbothparentsasatheniancitizenswouldgetthestatusasatheniancitizen. Polites:atheniancitizen.Memberofthepolis. Aste:iswhattheywomen.Hercitizenshipwouldntinvolveanypoliticalrights. Metics:theycouldnotownimmovableproperty-theycouldmakemoneybyvariousprofessions. Ifan athenianmanmarriedameticthenhischildrenwouldntbeatheniancitizens. Ledtoan exclusivearistocraticsociety. Endogamicsociety:marriagewithinthecitylimits.Castvariousproblems-werethereenoughhusbandsforallthedaughters. Onlychildrenwherebothparentsareatheniancit
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