Economics - domestic stuff, but nothing much in terms of...

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Click to edit Master subtitle style 8/23/11 The ideal wife of Ischomachos
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8/23/11 The Age difference How old is Ischomachos? How old is his wife? Why did Greek society consider such an age difference necessary? The wife of Ischomachos (name: Chrysilla) is never named here, out of respectability How did they meet, and who arranged the marriage?
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8/23/11 Marriage Marriage could be legally arranged by the woman’s father, brother, or paternal grandfather. (engye) If none of them was alive, then she was considered an heiress (epikleros) and had to be given in marriage to the nearest male relative of her father, along with the family property which she carried with her. The contract could be arranged years apart from the
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8/23/11 The young wife of Training: She knew how to cook, make cloth, and other basic
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Unformatted text preview: domestic stuff, but nothing much in terms of social skills. It was his duty to train her as he wished. What is the first lesson? What was the purpose of the marriage? 8/23/11 What are her Manpower and servants (Coordinate, delegate, look after) Food Clothes Storage The man needs to bring the raw materials to the house, but the woman and her attendants will 8/23/11 Men and Women Both Xenophon and Aristotle reflect the view that nature is wise and has made the male body and disposition in a manner that befits outdoors tasks, such as war, outdoors labor and politics Both also agree that the female is made for good household management, motherhood, and family life. Both discern a wise division of roles which makes...
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This note was uploaded on 08/23/2011 for the course CLA 3504 taught by Professor Kapparis during the Spring '11 term at University of Florida.

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