Women in Antiquity: Midterm Review UPDATED

Terms to know (you will be asked to write a 3-5 sentence definition of a set number of terms).

Anachronism
Cultural bias
Philos
Time
Thumos
Kore
Demeter
Eleusis
Bia
Metis
Xenia
Sappho
Helots
Metics/perioikoi
Phratry
Thesmophoria
Panathenaia
776 BCE
Stater
Drachma
Sex vs gender
Sparta
Heraia
Brauron
Epikleros
Hetaira
Andron

In addition, there will be a few passages to identify (you have to say who wrote the passage and why it’s significant for the study of women in the ancient world.) You will have to be able to identify 2 out of the 4 passages, giving (1) author; (2) title; (3) significance of the passage to this course on Women in Antiquity.

Homeric Hymn to Demeter

Sappho’s poetry

Book 6 and Book 19 Homer’s Odyssey [This passage is not the same as noted in class; let me know if that is a problem.]

Pandora from Hesiod’s Theogony

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