Voyage back in time search this site home greece agriculture greece architecture you might be wondering what roles the men, women, and children played in ancient rome then ordered their slaves to begin dinner, fix your hair, makeup, and clothes to look beautiful, and clean the house while you relaxed when your husband returned. The population of athens was made up of four distinct groups: male citizens, foreigners, slaves and women for the purpose of this paper my intent is to show the different roles of men, women and slaves and what their significance was in the life of athens during the classical age of greece 479-336 bce.
In 594 bce an athenian statesman named solon enabled political reform which affected the roles of men, women, and slaves in athens he divided the population into four political groups based on wealth.
More about roles of men, women and slaves and what their significance was in the life of athens during the classical age of greece 479-336 bce essay what was the role of all colonial women 1092 words | 5 pages. Women who were beyond the child rearing age were expected to work as men did which would indicate that beyond pregnancy female slaves were thought of as the same as male women were also given more skilled labour work such as cooking and were often placed within the master’s household for working. Men generally plowed the fields, while women hoed the activity of hoeing, in particular, speaks to several ways in which the institution of american slavery upset the gender roles men and women. Traditional gender roles and slavery in most american south plantations men and women were expected to do the same work although women who could be used for breeding were given slightly easier work women who were beyond the child rearing age were expected to work as men did which would indicate that beyond pregnancy female slaves were.
The men were the masters of the house and the family during the day, they worked outside of the home rich men had roles very different from the poor men of rome. The population of athens was made up of four distinct groups: male citizens, foreigners, slaves and women for the purpose of this paper my intent is to show.
Slaves had a role in some festivals eganthesteria they could be initiated into the eleusinian mysteries there was a holiday especially for slaves - the kronia - where state business was suspended and slaves dined with their masters. The social roles and groups of men, women, and slaves in athens when boys turned 18 they were practically forced into the army after serving 2 years in the army they were finally considered adults. Transcript of the social roles of men, women, and slaves in athenian socie when a baby was born it might have been abandoned if it was deformed (females were abandoned more often than males) if another family finds an abandoned baby they might bring it up to be a slave.
Women, children and slaves nb: the following focuses on life in athens religious role some festivals were restricted to citizen women in others women had an important role women were included in the panathenaea: in the procession, groups of maidens head the procession but those of noble families came before those of lower status.