Ancient Greece Test: Women

Euripides wrote in a play that the greatest source of scandal for a woman is "when she won't stay indoors and when she practices saucy speech." In the play Lysistrata, Lysistrata said to Lampition that "I bet you could throttle a bull."

Lamiptio stated "Don't you know that I practice rump jumps everyday?" Euripides recalled a conversation about a wife's duties. You will stay inside and help in sending out for servants with outdoor tasks. You must supervise the indoor servants and receive any revenues, from these you must meet any necessary expenses and look after the surplus providently.

Created by: Riptide
  1. What did girls do in Ancient Greece?
  2. What did the women do when their husbands' guests came in their house?
  3. At what age did girls marry?
  4. True or false. Girls got to choose who their husbands are.
  5. Women can go out anywhere on one condition. What is that condition?
  6. Could women in Ancient Greece vote or attend the eccesela?
  7. What was their main garment called?
  8. "The greatest glory of a woman is to be least talked about by men, whether they are praising you or criticizing you." Who said this?
  9. Who was Kyniska?
  10. In which Greece state were women and girls allowed more freedom than the other states?

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