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A discussion regarding the economic and legal rights of women in Classical Athens (508-323 BCE)

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This paper sheds some light to the position of women in Classical Greece regarding their economic and legal rights including property rights and standing in marriage. In essence, the paper cautions against sweeping generalizations about the view of women in Ancient Greece as lower-class citizens and offers a more nuanced view of women.

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  • Economou, Emmanouel/Marios/Lazaros, 2020. "A discussion regarding the economic and legal rights of women in Classical Athens (508-323 BCE)," MPRA Paper 107951, University Library of Munich, Germany.
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    1. Robert Fleck & F. Hanssen, 2009. "“Rulers ruled by women”: an economic analysis of the rise and fall of women’s rights in ancient Sparta," Economics of Governance, Springer, vol. 10(3), pages 221-245, July.
    2. Economou, Emmanouil M. L. & Kyriazis, Nicholas C., 2017. "The emergence and the evolution of property rights in ancient Greece," Journal of Institutional Economics, Cambridge University Press, vol. 13(1), pages 53-77, March.
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    Keywords

    Women’s economic and legal rights; Classical Athens;

    JEL classification:

    • K40 - Law and Economics - - Legal Procedure, the Legal System, and Illegal Behavior - - - General
    • N0 - Economic History - - General
    • N20 - Economic History - - Financial Markets and Institutions - - - General, International, or Comparative
    • N23 - Economic History - - Financial Markets and Institutions - - - Europe: Pre-1913
    • Z10 - Other Special Topics - - Cultural Economics - - - General
    • Z13 - Other Special Topics - - Cultural Economics - - - Economic Sociology; Economic Anthropology; Language; Social and Economic Stratification

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