Women In Ancient Greece

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The meaning of ideal woman has varied over the times. This has a reason given in the roles and stereotypes, which have been associated to women.

While in ancient times men hunted, women stayed at home because of that women discovered agriculture, which follows human sedentarism as a new stage in the evolution of humanity.

After, in the ancient Greece where philosophy played a fundamental part in the definition of the most important aspects of the State, the men were seen as a capable of building political ideas. Although, at this confluence of knowledge given to men by the exercise of philosophy and politics, women were not taken into account due their consideration as inferiority.

The same occurred in Rome history. Men decided the fundamental aspects of the Republic, and women were not public figures.They were the wives of emperors, monarchs or rulers, but lacked the ability and capacity to make decisions. In Rome law, women were treated as minors, who depended on her husband in all social life aspects, so their husband had the legal custody and homeland power over all women actions.
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The powers of Kings in the Medieval Europe emanated from God in the light of the Catholic religion. Moreover, Women were wives, and subjected to the idea of religious and marital fidelity. Women were considered beings, who conveyed by their husbands.

Although the Renaissance changed the idea of theo-centrism to antropocentrismo, men were the measure of all things, and the idea of human beings as ultimate goal did not include women. Human in this period of history only refers to men.

During the period of the industrial revolution, the women began to play a role within the industry as workers. beginning to change the house as emblematic symbol, which belong to them. However, women continued to occupy inferiority worker positions, and their participation in the labour market remained very