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Gorilla comes from a Greek word meaning a tribe of hairy women.

Animal Facts: Gorilla comes from a Greek word meaning a tribe of hairy women. (Gorilla comes from a Greek word meaning a tribe o...
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Another thing: A woman's dowry - embroidery from Ottoman Greece ...

Another thing: A woman's dowry - embroidery from Ottoman Greece ... | Women in Ancient Greece | Scoop.it

ut Greek cultural history does not stop with ancient temples and statues. An 18th century embroidery, part of a dowry, throws light on more recent tradition.

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Many of the traditions we see everyday come from the ancient Greeks. Not only did they gave us the alphabet, and language, b

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Remembering a courageous and loving woman on Mother's Day - Bucks County Courier Times

Remembering a courageous and loving woman on Mother's Day - Bucks County Courier Times | Women in Ancient Greece | Scoop.it
Remembering a courageous and loving woman on Mother's Day
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ORIGINS OF MOTHER'S DAY. The idea for a day honoring mothers can be traced as far back as ancient Greece.
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Time Travellers: Women of Lesbos (History Documentary)

Time Travellers: Women of Lesbos (History Documentary) What strange rituals did the women of Lesbos participate in? This documentary attempts to lift the vei...
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Maidens, Matrons, and Magicians - History of the Ancient World

Maidens, Matrons, and Magicians - History of the Ancient World | Women in Ancient Greece | Scoop.it
Maidens, Matrons, and Magicians: Women and Personal Ritual Power in Late Antique Egypt. Meghan Paalz McGinnis. University of Louisville:Faculty of the College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Art History, Master of ...
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It is amazing to see there were goddess in every ancient city, yet women were not even consider citizens.   It is interesting to see such point of view in aspect of religion and society on women.  It almost seems that were two different groups believing in two different things. 

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Η Γυναίκα στην Αρχαία Ελλάδα -- Woman's Life in Ancient Greece

Σκηνές από το Γυναικωνίτη και τη Ζωή των Γυναικών στην Αρχαία Ελλάδα, μέσα από Αμφορείς και Αγγεία. - Gynaeceum scenes and Women's Daily Life in Ancient Gree...
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Based on the images of women in ancient Greece, there were two differents views for them.  Women in everyday real life were not seen as citizens and as sexual objects.  On the other hand with religion, women were as a goddess and heros. Two complete view in the way they ran their lives. 

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Women and Men in Homer | Ancient Greece History

Women and Men in Homer | Ancient Greece History | Women in Ancient Greece | Scoop.it

Self-evident as it appears, how we understand the specific roles of women and men in the archaic Greek world depends entirely on how we reconstruct Greek societies of the period.


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If Women Had Rights (In Ancient Greece)

This was made for a social studies project to create a drama video answering a question. Ours was what rights should people in ancient greece have? this is w...
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Fantastically Wrong: The Theory of the Wandering Wombs That Drove Women to Madness

Fantastically Wrong: The Theory of the Wandering Wombs That Drove Women to Madness | Women in Ancient Greece | Scoop.it
Greek physicians were positively obsessed with the womb. For them, it was the key to explaining why women were so different from men, both physically and men...
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Greek myths mention several Islands of Women, where Amazons lived without men, only consorting with neighboring colonies of males at certain seasons when they wanted to conceive their children....

Greek myths mention several Islands of Women, where Amazons lived without men, only consorting with neighboring colonies of males at certain seasons when they wanted to conceive their children.... | Women in Ancient Greece | Scoop.it
The Woman’s Encyclopedia of Myths and Secrets, Barbara G. Walker (p.
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Women in the Ancient Mediterranean World

Women in the Ancient Mediterranean World | Women in Ancient Greece | Scoop.it

The status of women in ancient civilizations was dictated by religion and position, rarely impacting the everyday lives of everyday female interactions.

 

For the vast majority of women in the Ancient world, daily life revolved around the home as caretakers of children or household managers. Historians that cite examples of powerful women usually rely upon exceptional females, often associated with religious rituals such as the Oracle at Delphi or Rome’s Vestal Virgins. Although the Mediterranean pantheon of goddesses reflects power and cult-following, their example inspired upper class women as well as men, as in the case of the cult of Isis. The lives of everyday women were scarcely affected.


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I  find it unreal that a lot of history do not mention women nor in many regions they were consider a citizens.  Back then they should have realized that women were that made everything happen.  A population of people wouldn't have been possible with women giving birth and raising to create who we are today.

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Dave McMaster's curator insight, May 3, 2013 8:25 PM

This scoop would be valuable to students learning about the Ancient Mediterranean beliefs and values as it explains how women were seen and valued by men and the role in which they played in society.

Cassandra Folkerth's curator insight, September 28, 2013 5:10 PM

Its interesting to think about how the role of women is based entirely on the religion adopted by that society. If one society has a female god I believe that socitey would have more respect for the female gender. But many societies are quite patriarichal, therefore having more respect for the man than woman. 

Sarah Kerr's curator insight, October 24, 2013 12:23 AM

This scoop gives some insight on what it was like to be a women in the Ancient Mediterranean World. First of all, women were seen as subservient to males, they were in charge of being caretakers of children and to take care of the home. This scoop goes into depth of the few women in ancient history who had a higher status in women kind by being included in things men were such as poetry, politics and relgious events.

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Women of Science: The Ancient World and Middle Ages | The ...

Women of Science: The Ancient World and Middle Ages | The ... | Women in Ancient Greece | Scoop.it
The participation of women in science stretches far back in time. Merit Ptah, referred to as 'the Chief Physician' in her tomb in Egypt, lived between 2700 - 2500 BCE. While little is known about her, the inscription of her title in ...
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Female Physicians in Ancient Egypt - Suite

Female Physicians in Ancient Egypt - Suite | Women in Ancient Greece | Scoop.it
Women in Ancient Egypt were able to study and practice medicine alongside the men. Female physicians in Egypt were among the most respected in Egyptian history.
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Reading this was very interesting because despite women being treated low, they were able to be part of science and learn the knowledge.  It is good to that men did not dominate everything.

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Greek Piety, Patriotism and Beauty in the Parthenon - Huffington Post

Greek Piety, Patriotism and Beauty in the Parthenon - Huffington Post | Women in Ancient Greece | Scoop.it
Greek Piety, Patriotism and Beauty in the Parthenon
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In her 2007 book, Portrait of a Priestess, Connelly argued convincingly women in ancient Greece were not second-class citizens, especially in religious practices.

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Danel Arturo Flores's curator insight, February 26, 2014 9:25 PM

The polytheistic, scientific and technological culture of the Greeks culminated in an extremely sophisticated form of sculpture and architecture and city planning of the classical age, filling poleis with thousands of statues and dozens of great temples, including the Parthenon in Athens honoring the virgin goddess Athena.

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Conference at Bates explores women's ritual activities in ancient times - Bates Magazine

Conference at Bates explores women's ritual activities in ancient times - Bates Magazine | Women in Ancient Greece | Scoop.it
Conference at Bates explores women's ritual activities in ancient times
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While men may have dominated public life in ancient Greece and Rome, women nevertheless played active roles in religious rituals.
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Men may dominated, but a lot the history we see today would not be here without the help of men.  Much of the history survived because women  were the ones that retold the stories while men wrote it down since men were the only ones allowed to write.  Women were behind history we now see and study about.

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