UNIT- 10 ANCIENT GREECE
ECONOMY AND SOCIETY
Men were in charge of economic activities and were responsible for the cult to ancestors. They were the head of the family. The andron was a space in homes for males and their male visitos.
Women did not have political rights, and mainly stayed at home. In homes, the gynaikonitis was a space reserved for women.
Boys from wealthy families went to school or had private teachers. At the age of 18 they became ephebes, who could did military service.
Girls recived less education than boys. But some girls learned to play music and to read and write.
CLOTHES AND FOOD
Clothes were often brightly coloured. People wore tunics and cloaks. They used sandals, but often walked barefoot at home.
Food, the Greeks ate cereals, cheese, eggs, olives and fruit. Wealthier people also ate meat and fish.