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Unformatted text preview: Their habits and their customs are the exact opposite of other folks’ Women carry burdens on their shoulders No obligation on sons to maintain their parents Necessity lies on the daughters-Women and Ethnicity o Women as tokens of ethnic groups Greeks take barbarians and barbarians take from the greeks Abduction of maidens in Herodotus: • “we think, that it is unjust to carry women off. But to be anxious to avenge rape is foolish; wise men take no notice of such things. For plainly the women would never have been carried away, had they not wanted it themselves.” Femininity as attribute of ethnic group • Skythians in Airs, waters, Places: o They are the most effeminate race of all mankind because they wear trousers and spend so much of their time on horses so they don’t need handle their private parts, and through cold and exhaustion, never even have the desire for sexual intercourse....
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- Spring '08
- Zeus, Ethnic group, Ethnic groups