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Women in Classical Athens. Cup in shape of girl’s head (ca. 500 BCE). (Adult) Women’s Roles. “A Woman’s Place??...”. Marriage ( gamos ). Concubinage ( pallakia ). Prostitution. pornai hetairai.

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women in classical athens

Women in Classical Athens

Cup in shape of girl’s head (ca. 500 BCE)

a woman s place
“A Woman’s Place??...”
  • Marriage (gamos).
  • Concubinage (pallakia).
  • Prostitution.
    • pornai
    • hetairai

“Prostitutes (hetairai) we keep for the sake of pleasure, concubines (pallakai) for the daily care of our persons, but wives to bear us legitimate children.”

Really??!!. . .(Pseudo-Demosthenes Against Neaera sect. 122)