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Attia Ibrik Momen AL-HASSI

THE SOCIAL STATUS OF GREEK WOMEN IN THE HELLENISTIC ERA ‏(‏ATHENS AS AN EXAMPLE‏)‏‎

When the situation in Greece shanged the beginning of the Hellenistic era, ‎the city-state system has fallen, and the transformation of cities and their ‎residents into the status of subordination to the great political powers of that ‎time. Athens maintained some independence, which had an impact on the ‎family and community. Women in the Hellenistic era, especially Athenian ‎women, suffered from some unjust laws that were enacted by the famous ‎legislator and politician Demetrius of Phalerum, which had a bad impact on ‎the social status of women. However, these laws were soon repealed, and ‎women relatively regained some of their independence‏.‏ The research focuses on the problems of Greek women in Athens and the ‎Greek world, including education, which is one of the important topics. The ‎extent of freedom they enjoyed and the prominent social status that some ‎women obtained, while showing examples of women who distinguished ‎themselves in various social fields‏.‏ The research paper also presents some social and economic problems ‎for Greek women in general in the Hellenistic era, as well as the problem of ‎population and wars and their impact. The status of Athenian women ‎compared to the status of women throughout the Hellenistic world.

Keywords: Women, Athens, Classical Age, Sparta, Hellenistic Age

http://dx.doi.org/10.47832/2757-5403.25.18


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