The Contribution Of Women In Ancient Greece

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Wives of Greek The Athenian historian, political philosopher and general Thucydides said ones, “The greatest glory [for women] is to be least talked about among men, whether in praise or blame”. Most of the sources that survived from the Ancient Greece are written for men for men. According to the historian and novelist Helena P. Schrader, this is because, " There are surviving evidence about work of art featuring women, but just a few of information about their accomplishments and contributes to the Greek society. Women at this time only had a few rights comparing to the male citizens, for example, they were unable to vote, own land or inherit without a man on their lives. Also, their main purpose in life was to rearing of children and taking care of their husbands. This varied from city-state to city-state, but on most of them the father owned his daughter, like a property, until the daughter got marriage. Considering all this oppression that the wives of Greek were submitted, there still existed many of powerful and influential of them in the Ancient Greece history. However, there are just a few of …show more content…
However there is not too many evidence that mentioned her, there are some writers that documented her life and her work. For instead, In the book “Women in Ancient Greece” by. Sue Blundell has a few pages about her life and work. This book mentioned that apparently Sappho from Lesbos was a lesbian poet that most of her works were love poems, which were directed towards to another women. This fact was on of the reasons why her poems didn’t survive intact. Like her work was linked to homosexuality, later on the Christians writers destroyed most of her work. As result of the Christians actions, Sappho was almost completely removed from historical records. However, Sue Blundell wasn’t the only that felt fascinated to write about Sappho of Lesbos, Viky Leon, on the same book mentioned before

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