Macedonian Culture And Greek Culture

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Macedonian culture is significantly similar to the Greek culture. Certainly, both of those cultures are not identical; they do have differences, yet by looking at the women’s independent role and freedom among the society and the military success of those cultures, it is clear that both of them resemble. For instance, Alexander the Great thought that he was a descendant of a Greek God and always wanted to show how Greek he was. This might be the reason why the Macedonian culture is very similar to the Greek culture. In both cultures, women have an important role in the society: they are free and are perfectly able to live without men. The position of women in the society is quite similar in the Greek culture and the Macedonian…show more content…
This demonstrates to which extent women were autonomous and allowed to make their own decisions. In fact the independence that a Spartan woman had allowed her to divorce her husband if he was unable to give her children. In contrast, in the Macedonian culture, women in the ruling class had a similar and even greater power in the society comparing to the women in Sparta. Just as in Sparta, women rule during the absence of men, they appear in public and even participate in public talking. The Macedonian culture women were recognized and respected. For instance, public announcements were made about women’s activities such as public talking. In addition, women in the Macedonian culture of Ptolemaic Egypt could choose under which contract they wanted to marry: The Greek contract required guardians, while the Egyptian did not. This freedom of choice supports the idea that women were independent and to some extent free just as in the Greek culture. In both of those cultures, women ran the society in the absence of men and were free. They could make their own decision and were autonomous. The women’s role in the society proves that those societies are coincidental. The strong and unconquerable army in both cultures ensured phenomenal military conquests and the protection of the state. In the Greek culture, the army is
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