How to train a wife

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  • How to train a wife
    • Socrates is telling a conversation he once had with Ischomachus about his wife
      • Ischomachus explains that his wife is very well trained and he can trust her to look after the oikos
        • She is manageable and well educated and she can take part in intellectual conversation
    • Theme: attitudes to marriage
      • Some men were respectable to their wife ad taught them how to behave.
      • Some women didn't need training, even more worthy of respect
    • Authorship: Xenephon was a student of socrates and therefore got first hand information which may be more trustworthy


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