hum lec22 - February 29th, 2008 Humanities week 8 lecture 3...

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February 29 th , 2008 Humanities week 8 lecture 3 Euripides’ Ion: Patriarchy and Autochthony I. Patriarchy a. Athens and Patriliny i. Tends to trace descent, inheritance from the fathers line ii. Under this system, you could only inherit from the father’s side iii. Dowry, females get that, but its incorporated into the male side iv. Only goes to his son, if he doesn’t have sons, then it goes to his brothers, then his brother’s sons b. Female Chastity i. Inheritance 1. Many Athenians make the point that adultery is a socially dangerous crime because it threatens to disrupt the line of inheritance. 2. City took a keen interest in tracing descent, because it regulated citizen origin II. Athens and Ionia a. Athenian Hegemony i. Naval Power 1. Athens had the biggest navy aside from the Phaeacians 2. Claim to be motherland of the islands, and owe loyalty to the motherland 3. Ion, was an Athenian, Ion’s descents were Athenians too.
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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course HUMANITIES 2 taught by Professor Edwards during the Winter '08 term at UCSD.

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hum lec22 - February 29th, 2008 Humanities week 8 lecture 3...

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