6 Euipides Ion

6 Euipides Ion - Euripedes' Ion: Patriarchy and Autochthony...

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Euripedes’ Ion: Patriarchy and Autochthony Patriarchy o Athens and Patriliny Patrilinial society. Descent is all traced through the male side. Inheritance is restricted to male heirs. Woman is effectively inherited into the husband’s family. o Female Chastity Inheritance The right to inherit was closely guarded by Athenians. The fact that another man’s offspring could affect inheritance… Upon death, if a father doesn’t have sons but only daughters, then his brother will inherit all. Athens and Ionia o Athenian Hegemony Naval Power Athens had the biggest army. But they boasted this instead: all Ionians actually came from Athens. Athens = motherland. Ionian’s are patrilinial descent of Athenians Metropolis and Colony o Ion’s Genealogy Herodotus’s Testimony He accounts Ionians as still living in Pelepenesus when they took the name Ion. Athenians speak Greek, but they were a pre-Greek Population.
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