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In Ancient Greece womens activities social engagements and duties were clearly laid out Greek culture was highly developed and each person fulfilled their role From the time a young Greek girl was born she began to learn the skills necessary to satisfy the social requirements of the time Greek women were expected to be neither seen nor heard since their only purposes consisted of childbirth household tasks and pleasing their husbands A girl also came to know about the societal constraints placed on her at all times Women were for the most part limited to their residences A wife could only go outside of the residence to attend religious festivals or visit a nearby neighbor but other activities were limited to inside the home Higher class women were expected to have a chaperone accompany them when and if they left the house They were confined to their homes and were expected to stay out of sight if the husband invited guests over The best wife according to a common saying in Greece was the one about whom the least was said whether it be good or bad When a Greek girl was married she was taken from the home of her family to that of her husband or to that of her mans family Once there she would spend most of her day in the company of other women such as her in-laws and possibly a slave Her contact with other people was limited because women were thought of as property therefore their emotional and social needs were for the most part disregarded Although most households included at least one slave running the household involved a great deal of hard work for the wife herself Indoor plumbing did not exist Heating was provided by hearths and lighting came from simple oil lamps The lack of basic amenities meant that much effort went into maintaining the basic necessities of life Spinning and weaving were
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