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The History of Ancient Greece

May 21, 2018

In this episode, we discuss the medical and philosophical writings on women’s bodies, particularly the Hippocratic Corpus and Aristotle, on the topics of menstruation, pregnancy, and the “wandering womb”; the various methods and techniques for contraception, abortion, and exposure; the legal procedure for divorces...


Apr 30, 2018

In this episode, we discuss the legal status of women in Ancient Greece (including the dowry and the epikleros), the betrothal and marriage rituals, and the ideal of separation and seclusion for women (the evidence for and against it)

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Apr 2, 2018

In this episode, we discuss the basic designs of ancient Greek homes and what type of furniture, decoration, lighting, and so forth might be found in them; the physical and idealistic seperation between the gynakeion (women's quarters) and the andron (men's quarters); the pitfalls to ancient Athens as an urban city...


Mar 26, 2018

In this episode, we discuss the myths, iconography, and cultic worship of Hera, the queen of the heavens and wife of Zeus, and the guardian of women, marriage, childbirth, and the family unit

Show Notes: http://www.thehistoryofancientgreece.com/2018/03/072-wrathful-queen.html

 

Intro by Liv Albert of Let's Talk About...


Mar 12, 2018

In this special guest episode, Aven and I discuss love, sex, and prostitution from the Roman perspective and compare/contrast it with ancient Greece

 

Aven McMaster, Assistant Professor of Ancient Studies at Thorneloe University at Laurentian

Co-Host of the Endless Knot Podcast

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