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Ancient Greek Women

 
 

In all of the Greek city-states, except for Sparta, women had very little freedom. They could not leave their house without their husband's permission. They could not even visit a temple without their husband's permission. 

But in her own home, a woman was the boss. She cooked and cleaned and sewed and raised the kids. Some women had slaves to do some or all of the work for them. They ruled their central courtyard. They could sit outside and enjoy the day.

In Sparta, women had a great deal more freedom. They did not need their husband's permission to leave the house. They could run a business. They were trained warriors and had attended military school outside the home.

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