A Husband's Defence

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    • Unnamed Wife
      • Shows that women had little power and were like possessions.
      • Shows that Euphiletus had respect for his wife, knowing that she was an Athenian citizen.
    • The wife only gained trust after producing a child.
      • Shows how important it was for women to produce children.
        • Shows that Euphiletus had respect for his wife, knowing that she was an Athenian citizen.
    • Euphiletus makes a clear argument that he did not suspect his wife
      • The wife only gained trust after producing a child.
        • Shows how important it was for women to produce children.
        • The speech was spoken to a male citizen jury whom Euphiletus wanted to retain respect with.
      • Euphiletus is okay talking about 'mauling the maid'
        • He knows it will not offend anyone he is speaking to
          • The speech was spoken to a male citizen jury whom Euphiletus wanted to retain respect with.
      • Euphiletus is quite happy talking about threatening the female maid
        • Shows that women had little power and were like possessions.
      • Euphiletus says that the law killed Eratosthenes
        • Therefore Euphiletus says he is protecting the polis
        • Euphiletus says that the law states violators are deserving of a lesser penalty than seducers.
          • As seducers lead to the production of illegitimate children.
            • Therefore Euphiletus says he is protecting the polis

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