Aristophanes The Assemblywomen And Blundell's Chapter On Spartan Women

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Plato’s Republic, Aristophanes’ The Assemblywomen, and Blundell’s chapter on Sparta women citizen, depicted many ideas of women’s value and participation in their societies. Blundell shows that the more radical lines of Spartan women ensured that female domestic power was accepted and maybe encouraged. In Plato’s and Aristophanes’ works can reflect a comparison to Blundell’s chapter on Sparta. Spartan women were raised in an all-female environment as their father or husbands were training for or at war most of the time. They saw little of their brothers once the barracks had claimed them at the age of seven. They were taught by her mother that domestic chores was not considered a fit occupation for a free woman.
From the age of seven until the age of thirty men were taking away to the barracks, they were allowed to get married in his twenties, but still had to reside in military training. Fathers being away caused their authority to being downgraded, a result of Spartan custom. “All older men were addressed as ‘father’ by Spartan boys, and had the right to discipline and punish them” (Blundell 151). Until the age of seven boys spend most of the times with their mother, so by the time their father came back they would already been
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The Republic claims to be Socrates’ who presents a social system directed to the complaints about women’s different minds and behavior. Imaginary dialogue between Plato’s and an Athenian take place on what would be said, and their views on women roles. Plato’s shows “And that their children should be shared in common, and no parent should know his own child or child his parent” (457c). Plato’s used Sparta as a model agreeing to children in common. Because Plato’s believed there was a law that wives should be shared in common, and also the children’s, this allowed the father to go ahead with his life, not considering his child as his

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