Women & Antiquity: Short Writing Asgmt #1

1. Read ch. 2, “Excursus: Spartan Women: Women in a Warrior Society” (pp. 56-67).

2. 1-2 page writing assignment (typed and printed out preferred).  Due start of class, 2 February, Tuesday.

Choose one of the poetry selections from Ch. 1 and explain how women are referred to (as maidens, mothers, wives; good, dangerous, etc., etc.). Support your observations by QUOTING from the text.

  • Make sure you give the page number(s) for the poem you are writing about.
  • Make sure you include direct quotations and explain what the quotations say, according to you.

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