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Myth Lecture 2: 9/5/18 Myths reflect the society that produced them Greek history o Mycenean Age- period of originations of myths o Dark Age- time of oral composition o Archaic Period- invention of Greek alphabet; time of Homer and Hesiod o Classical Period- era of great literary treatment of myth Literary sources aristocratic Athenians Characteristics of men’s and women’s positions in society Men Only men were citizens Only men participated in political sphere Symposium o Gathering together of young men? Men’s career o At age 18, gain the ability to vote, ability to enter military Could not marry or obtain fathers property Unless father dies or retires Men Married at 30 years Women Pericles basement of the ideal woman Stayed in women’s quarers Responsible for household, spinning, weaving, child bearing and rearing Married at age 14 as a virgin Arrange marriages, dowry o
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