Lecture 9 Greece - GEOGRAPHIC LOCATION Mountainous inland...

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10/23/10 1 GEOGRAPHIC LOCATION Mountainous inland 4/5 of the country Craggy mainland jutting into sea Developed Country Individualistic society
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10/23/10 2 The government of Greece is a parliamentary democracy. The party president of the winning political party automatically becomes Prime Minister and he or she then appoints others to become cabinet ministers. George Papandreou: Prime Minister of Greece
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10/23/10 3 Ancient Greek Civilizations and Family Development The class system in Athens was made up two distinct classes: Citizens and slaves
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10/23/10 4 Two main cities of influence in Ancient Greece SPARTA AND ATHENS Athens was a center creativity and education. Philosophers such as Plato and Aristotle
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10/23/10 5 Sparta life was much simpler. Focus was on obedience and war Spartan freed the slaves if they went into military service Spartan were serious warriors
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10/23/10 6 Spartan Women were taught to read and write Expected to be able to protect themselves Girls education was as brutal as the boys Many events such as javelin, discus (track & field thing), foot races were for both sexes. Women in Sparta
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10/23/10 7 Spartan marriages Non-ceremonial event The woman was abducted at night by her suitor Her head was shaved Made to wear men’s clothing and lie on straw pallet in the dark
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10/23/10 8 After this she would meet with her husband only for procreation She would become a women through marriage Polyandry and polygyny were common in Sparta When a child was born the mother had little to do with his or her upbringing
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10/23/10 9 Women in Athens Status was much lower than women Sparta From birth the young girl was not expected to learn to read or write Girls were taught spinning and sewing Educated Greek men considered girls and women to be too emotionally unstable to be taken seriously
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Lecture 9 Greece - GEOGRAPHIC LOCATION Mountainous inland...

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