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Hesiod

a poet, wrote "Work and Days" about agriculture

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Thucydides

historian from Peloponnesian War (~400 BC) discussed the plague affecting Athens

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Hippocrates

Greek doctor from late 5th century; wrote the Hippocratic Oath that some physicians still take today

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Mediterranean Triad

Bread, olives and wine are the staple of Ancient Greek diets

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Oikos

home/family in Greek; the ancient Greek social foundation

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Sappho

female poet lived ~600 BC; looking for femail viewpoint on gender; called the 10th muse; from Lesbos

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Misogyny

"hatred for women"; male sources view women as an evil influence - an important structure in Greek society
-Houses had rooms for specific genders, rooms were not meant to be used by the other gender

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Xenophon

Athenian aristocrat and professional soldier; wrote about how the oikos was ran and the role of women

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Apasia

hetairai courtesan of Pericles, walked around in public with him; most likely the smartest person, fueled Pericles' ideas and speeches;
-plain prostitues were "pornai" and hetairai were treated a bit better

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pederasty

"boy love"; young boys become involved with mature males until puberty to mentor them; no penetration, intercrural sex.

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amphidromia

5th day ritual to legitamize the birth of a baby; parents hung olive branches for boys/wool for girls; dad would flaunt baby around the hearth and dedicate the child the HEstia

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Hestia

goddess of the hearth

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symposium

drinking party of just men' central institution where pederasty took place

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daughters

pais in greek

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parthenas

virgin in greek

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menarchy

period in greek