Greek Attitudes Towards Women: The Mythological Evidence

  title={Greek Attitudes Towards Women: The Mythological Evidence},
  author={Peter Walcot},
  journal={Greece and Rome},
  pages={37 - 47}
  • P. Walcot
  • Published 1 April 1984
  • Education
  • Greece and Rome
Students today demand that what they are taught or what they discuss is ‘socially relevant’. A topic appears to exhibit social relevance when it is related to some issue currently reckoned important and the subject of controversy. No topic at present is thought more socially relevant than the role of women in society. Extra-mural students can vote with their feet as undergraduates cannot, and it is significant how regularly the brochures of university extra-mural departments in Britain have… 
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