NVCC Women in Ancient Greece Discussion


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The purpose of this discussion board is to analyze the role of women in Ancient Greece.


The theme of this module’s discussion board is gender.


The readings for this discussion board are all web links below. 

The Lot of the Hellenic Woman

Plato: The Republic Book V: On the Equality of Women: Sections 450a-457b

Herodotus: Artemisia at Salamis

Aristotle: Spartan Women

Xenophon: On Men and Women

  • Directions

Analyze “The Lot of Hellenic Women” and then choose two other sources from the list to answer the questions.

  • What is the ideal role of a woman in Ancient Greece?

How is she to behave in this role?

What are her responsibilities?

  • What are her limitations?

Are any roles off limits or frowned upon for Ancient Greek women, and why?

Your initial post should be at least 250 words in length, but not exceed 500 words. Your response to your classmate’s post should be at least 2-3 substantive sentences.