Ideology and `The status of women' in Ancient Greece

Investigates the constitution of the principal research question on women in ancient Greece. Patriarchy and misogyny; Women in civil society; Race, culture and society; Presence of male bias in the study of women; Lockean premise of freedom and equality as birthright; `Oriental seclusion' of ancient Greek women; Understanding of sexuality as mediated by nineteenth- and twentieth- century discourses.