Men in Athens

Land owning men were the only free citizens in Athens. They could do what they wanted and go where they pleased.

Their daily lives would depend greatly on their wealth. Poorer men would work on their farms and harvest their crops or work at their given trade or business.

Wealthier men would oversee and manage their farms, but did not partake in any manual labour as they would have many slaves to do this for them.

Wealthy men would partake in politics and government and arrange and attend public events. They also spent time hunting on horseback for wild boar and deer.

They would entertain their friends and hold male only drinking parties and festivals.

Basically men held the dominant role and a man’s word was law.

 

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