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Series: Women of the Ancient World


Egypt: Pharaohs and Physicians

Egypt: Pharaohs and Physicians

Although women in Egypt enjoyed many freedoms under the law compared to women in many other ancient societies, most did not lead independent lives. This video explores life for ancient Egyptian women, both common and royal, spotlighting...Show More
Greece: Democracy and Gender

Greece: Democracy and Gender

Despite being advanced in many ways, ancient Greece gave few rights to its women. This video explores life for ancient Greek women, examining life in Athens and Sparta, spotlighting historical figures such as Aspasia and Gorgo, as well as the...Show More
Persia: An Empire of Equality

Persia: An Empire of Equality

The Persian Empire was renowned for its tolerance and Persian women were considered to be the equal of men. This video explores life for ancient Persian women, including ordinary working women, royal women and women of the Persian military,...Show More
Rome: Blood and Thrones

Rome: Blood and Thrones

Ancient Rome was an openly patriarchal society that adopted and adapted Hellenic culture, including many of the Greeks’ negative attitudes towards women. This video explores life for women at all levels of society in the Roman Empire,...Show More