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Greek Men

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 wanted.

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 attend.

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.

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QUIZ: Ancient Greece Daily Life (Interactive with answers)