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Essay heading: Women in Ancient Greece: Athens and Sparta
 
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Written by: Tessa Dick
Date added: July 1, 2009
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Athenian women were taught how to perform household chores, but they were discouraged from learning to read and write. Spartan women, on the other hand, received basically the same education as men, including physical education, as well as academics. Women were free to leave their homes without fear of being labeled as a prostitute or a slave, and they could fulfill strong roles in their society...
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Women were free to leave their homes without fear of being labeled as a prostitute or a slave, and they could fulfill strong roles in their society. Status of Athenian Women in Society Most Athenian philosophers believed that women had strong emotions and weak minds, so of course they had to be protected from themselves and prevented from harming others...
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