Gender Segregation In Ancient Greece: An Analysis

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The Classical period in Ancient Greece particularly Athens, during the 4th and 5th centuries BCE, was immensely marked by gender segregation, as men were affiliated with the public sphere while the domestic sphere was associated with women. Caring for children and slaves (if applicable), weaving, preparing food and tending to graves were among some of the household affairs that women had a great deal of control over in the home, though they were still reduced to the ranks in the public eye. In spite of the fact that women were strictly controlled or semi-secluded in almost all areas of public life, they did play significant roles in one area which was an exception to this breaching the barriers between women and public life: religion. Practising
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