Unformatted text preview: previously in world history. Among these, the emergence of democracy, the achievements of Herodotus in history, and the concept of the citizen-led polis are the most notable. 4. The position of women in the ancient world was largely one of secondary status. Males dominated decision making in government and the family, while marriage was essentially a contract centering on property exchange decided by the father. However, there are notable examples of women serving as monarchs, playing a role in religious worship, and even contributing to achievements in literature....
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This note was uploaded on 02/14/2011 for the course HIST 100 taught by Professor Millskelley during the Fall '08 term at George Mason.
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