Greece for Kids
In Ancient Greece, only free men were
citizens. Women, children and slaves were not citizens. Women did not
have much freedom in ancient Greece. Neither did children or slaves. Men could do what they
Men were responsible to get the crops
grown and harvested, but everyone in the family helped, unless the
family had slaves to do their work for them.
Men had drinking parties. They
entertained their male friends. Women and children were not allowed to
In larger homes, men had their own dining
room. The women would wait on them, and then eat their own dinner in the
privacy of their courtyard.
There were also many Greek dances that
were just for men. Men and women rarely, if ever, danced together.
A husband's word was law. A women could
not leave her home without her husband's permission. She could not even
visit a neighbor unless her husband allowed her to do so.
Basically, women stayed in the home. And
men adventured out.