GREEK PASSAGES 4th CENTURY BCE- WOMEN IN ATHENS

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PROOF OF MARRIAGE: Who is the author?
ISAEUS
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PROOF OF MARRIAGE: Who is speaking?
The son of the woman who is making claims on her Father's estate. Her name is not mentioned because she is a respectable woman.
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PROOF OF MARRIAGE: Who is the woman's Father?
CIRON
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PROOF OF MARRIAGE: What 3 things does the speaker say "OUGHT TO BE CLEAR" at the beginning of the speech?
1) His Mother is "LEGITIMATE" 2) What his "FATHER HAS DONE FOR US" 3) The "ATTITUDE OF THE WIVES OF HIS DEMESMEN TOWARDS [OUR MOTHER]"
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PROOF OF MARRIAGE: Who was "SUMMONED" to the"WEDDING- FEAST" when the speaker's Father "TOOK HER IN MARRIAGE"?
"THREE OF HIS FRIENDS" as well as "HIS RELATIVES"
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PROOF OF MARRIAGE: Who did he also throw a "MARRIAGE BANQUET" for?
"THE PHRATRY ACCORDING TO THEIR ESTABLISHED CUSTOMS"
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PROOF OF MARRIAGE: What does the speaker say that the "WIVES OF HIS DEMESMEN" chose their Mother to do?
"PRESIDE AT THE THESMOPHORIA" with "THE WIFE OF DIOCLES OF THE DEME PITHUS" to "CONDUCT THE RITUAL TOGETHER WITH HER"
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PROOF OF MARRIAGE: What 2 things did the speaker's Father do that prove his Wife's legitimacy?
1) When the speaker was born, "OUR FATHER INTRODUCED US TO THE PHRATRY" 2) He "TOOK AN OATH" for the "ESTABLISHED CUSTOMS" that he was "INTRODUCING CHILDREN BORN FROM AN ATHENIAN CITIZEN AND A LAWFULLY WEDDED WIFE"
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PROOF OF MARRIAGE: How did the PHRATRY respond to these claims?
"NONE OF THE MEMBERS" "OBJECTED OR DOUBTED THAT THIS WAS THE TRUTH" even though there were "MANY OF THEM", but they did investigate "SUCH MATTERS CAREFULLY"
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PROOF OF MARRIAGE: What does the speaker say his Father "SURELY" would have done if his Mother was an illegitimate woman? and the demesmen's wives?
He thinks his Father would have "CONCEALED THE WHOLE AFFAIR" and the "WIVES OF OTHER DEMESMEN" would not have chosen her to "CONDUCT THE THESMOPHORIA" with "DIOCLES' WIFE" or put her "IN CHARGE OF THE SACRED OBJECTS"
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A HUSBANDS DEFENCE: Who is the Author?
LYSIAS
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A HUSBANDS DEFENCE: Who is defending themselves?
EUPHILETUS
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A HUSBANDS DEFENCE: Who was murdered?
ERATOSTHENES
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A HUSBANDS DEFENCE: What was EUPHILETUS' first "ATTITUDE" towards his wife?
That he did not "WISH TO ANNOY HER" but "NEITHER WAS SHE TO HAVE TOO MUCH HER OWN WAY"
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A HUSBANDS DEFENCE: When did EUPHILETUS "COME TO TRUST" his wife?
After his "CHILD HAD BEEN BORN"
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A HUSBANDS DEFENCE: What did he do believing it was the "GREATEST POSSIBLE PROOF OF AFFECTION"?
"I HANDED ALL MY POSSESSIONS OVER TO HER"
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A HUSBANDS DEFENCE: What 3 things was his wife like "IN THE BEGINNING" of the marriage?
1) "CLEVER HOUSEWIFE" 2) "ECONOMICAL" 3)"EXACT IN HER MANAGEMENT OF EVERYTHING"
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A HUSBANDS DEFENCE: What does EUPHILETUS say was the "SOURCE OF ALL MY TROUBLES"?
The death of his Mother because it was when his wife "WENT TO THE FUNERAL THAT THIS MAN ERATOSTHENES SAW HER" and after a while "WAS ABLE TO SEDUCE HER"
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A HUSBANDS DEFENCE: How did ERATOSTHENES seduce EUPHILETUS' wife?
He "KEPT A LOOK OUT" for their maid "WHO GOES TO MARKET" and approached her with "HIS SUGGESTIONS" and was eventually able to corrupt "HER MISTRESS"
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A HUSBANDS DEFENCE: What does EUPHILETUS say about the set up of his house?
That it is "SMALL" and "DIVIDED INTO TWO" - the "MEN'S QUARTERS AND THE WOMEN'S" and they have "THE SAME SPACE". It would usually be the "WOMEN UPSTAIRS" and the "MEN DOWNSTAIRS"
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A HUSBANDS DEFENCE: Why did EUPHILETUS change the arrangement of "QUARTERS"?
Because after the "BIRTH OF MY CHILD", he didn't want his wife to "RUN THE RISK" of going downstairs "EVERY TIME SHE HAD TO GIVE HIM A BATH"
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A HUSBANDS DEFENCE: What was it "QUITE CUSTOMARY" for his wife to do after the change in arrangements?
She would "OFTEN" go "DOWNSTAIRS AND SLEEP WITH THE CHILD, SO THAT SHE COULD GIVE HIM THE BREAST AND STOP HIM FROM CRYING"
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A HUSBANDS DEFENCE: Why does EUPHILETUS say he was in a "FOOL'S PARADISE"?
Because he had "NOT THE SLIGHTEST SUSPICION" and "BELIEVED MY WIFE TO BE THE CHASTEST WOMAN IN ALL THE CITY"
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A HUSBANDS DEFENCE: Why was the child "CRYING AND COMPLAINING" when EUPHILITUS came home "UNEXPECTEDLY FROM THE COUNTRY"?
Because the maid was "PINCHING HIM ON PURPOSE" to make him cry because ERATOSTHENES "WAS IN THE HOUSE"
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A HUSBANDS DEFENCE: What was EUPHILETUS' wife's response to him telling her to go "FEED THE CHILD, TO STOP HIS CRYING"
At first "SHE REFUSED" and pretended "THAT SHE WAS GLAD TO SEE ME BACK AFTER MY LONG ABSENCE"
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A HUSBANDS DEFENCE: What does she say when EUPHILETUS "BEGAN TO GET ANNOYED"and "INSISTED" she take care of the child?
She accuses him that its to "LEAVE YOU ALONE WITH THE MAID UP HERE! YOU MAULED HER ABOUT BEFORE, WHEN YOU WERE DRUNK!"
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A HUSBANDS DEFENCE: What did EUPHILETUS' wife do as she left the room?
She "LOCKED IT" with EUPHILETUS inside. He still had "NOT THE SLIGHTEST SUSPICION" and "WENT TO SLEEP" tired from his journey
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A HUSBANDS DEFENCE: What does EUPHILETUS hear during the night that he questions his wife on the next morning when she "UNLOCKED THE DOOR"? What is her response?
He asks "WHY THE DOOR HAD BEEN CREAKING DURING THE NIGHT" and she says "THE LAMP BESIDE THE BABY HAD GONE OUT" so she went to "GET A LIGHT FROM THE NEIGHBOURS"
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A HUSBANDS DEFENCE: What was different about EUPHILETUS' wife when he saw her this morning?
She had "DONE UP HER FACE WITH COSMETICS" even though "HER BROTHER HAD DIED ONLY A MONTH BEFORE"
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A HUSBANDS DEFENCE: Why was there a large "INTERVAL" until the next time he saw his wife?
Because his "INJURIES HAD PROGRESSED, LEAVING ME FAR BEHIND"
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A HUSBANDS DEFENCE: Who was EUPHILETUS approached by and who had sent her and why?
He was approached by "AN OLD HAG" who had been sent by "ERATOSTHENES' PREVIOUS MISTRESS" because she was "FURIOUS" that "HE NO LONGER CAME TO SEE HER AS BEFORE"
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A HUSBANDS DEFENCE: What does the "OLD HAG" tell EUPHILETUS?
That she does not "WISH TO INTERFERE" but "THE MAN WHO IS WRONGING YOU AND YOUR WIFE IS AN ENEMY OF OURS". She explains his name is "ERATOSTHENES FROM OEA" and "IT'S HIS PROFESSION" to seduce women.
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A HUSBANDS DEFENCE: What does the "OLD HAG" say that EUPHILETUS should do if he wants to "DISCOVER ALL"?
She says he should "CATCH THE WOMAN WHO DOES YOUR SHOPPING AND WORKS FOR YOU" and to then "PUT HER THROUGH AN EXAMINATION"
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A HUSBANDS DEFENCE: What 3 events "RUSHED INTO" EUPHILETUS' "MIND" once the "OLD HAG" "WENT OFF"?
1) how he had been "LOCKED INTO THE BEDROOM" 2) how the "MIDDLE AND OUTER DOORS HAD CREAKED" 3) how his "WIFE'S FACE WAS ROUGED"
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A HUSBANDS DEFENCE: What did EUPHILETUS do once he "WENT BACK HOME"?
He "TOLD THE SERVANT TO COME WITH ME TO MARKET" when in reality he took her to "THE HOUSE OF ONE OF MY FRIENDS" and told her he had "DISCOVERED ALL THAT WAS GOING ON IN MY HOUSE"
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A HUSBANDS DEFENCE: What 2 "COURSES" did EUPHILETUS offer the servant?
1) "BE FLOGGED" and "SENT TO THE TREAD-MILL" where she would "NEVER BE RELEASED FROM A LIFE OF MISERY" 2)"CONFESS THE WHOLE TRUTH AND SUFFER NO PUNISHMENT" and "WIN PARDON FROM ME FOR YOUR WRONG DOING"
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A HUSBANDS DEFENCE: How did the maid first react?
"AT FIRST SHE TRIED DENIAL" and that she "KNEW NOTHING"
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A HUSBANDS DEFENCE: What made the maid reveal everything?
EUPHILETUS naming ERATOSTHENES "TO HER FACE" as "THE MAN WHO HAS BEEN VISITING MY WIFE" and the maid assumed he had "FOUND OUT EVERYTHING EXACTLY"
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A HUSBANDS DEFENCE: What new thing does the maid reveal as well as things mentioned before such as over time the wife being "OVERPERSUADED"?
That EUPHILETUS' wife had "GONE TO A RELIGIOUS SERVICE" with ERATOSTHENES' "MOTHER"
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A HUSBANDS DEFENCE: What 2 things does EUPHILETUS say to the maid once she has "RECOUNTED IT ALL EXACTLY"?
1) "SEE TO IT THAT NOBODY GETS TO KNOW OF THIS" otherwise his promise of no punishment "WILL HOLD NO GOOD" 2) He expects her to "SHOW ME" the affair "ACTUALLY HAPPENING" because he has "NO USE FOR WORDS" and wants the fact to be "EXHIBITED" if true
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A HUSBANDS DEFENCE: How many days "ELAPSED" before EUPHILETUS killed ERATOSTHENES?
"FOUR OR FIVE DAYS" which he offered to prove through "IMPORTANT EVIDENCE"
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A HUSBANDS DEFENCE: What did EUPHILETUS do on the "LAST DAY" before he killed ERATOSTHENES?
He met his "FRIEND AND RELATIVE" SOSTRATUS and asked him to "DINE WITH ME". They had dinner in the "UPPER STOREY" and when his friend was "RESTORED" he "WENT OFF" and EUPHILETUS "WENT TO BED"
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A HUSBANDS DEFENCE: Who awakened EUPHILETUS and why?
"THE MAID WAKENED ME" to tell him that ERATOSTHENES "WAS IN THE HOUSE"
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A HUSBANDS DEFENCE: Why did EUPHILETUS leave the house and ask the maid to "WATCH THE DOOR"?
He went to "THE HOUSES OF ONE MAN AFTER ANOTHER" to collect "AS MANY AS HE COULD" and pick up some "TORCHES FROM THE SHOP NEARBY" and the door had been "LEFT OPEN" by the maid for him
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A HUSBANDS DEFENCE: What 3 things did EUPHILETUS do once he "FORCED THE BEDROOM DOOR" to see ERATOSTHENES "STILL LYING BESIDE MY WIFE"?
1) "I KNOCKED HIM DOWN" with "ONE BLOW" 2)"TWISTED HIS HANDS BEHIND HIS BACK AND TIED THEM" 3)"ASKED HIM WHY HE WAS COMMITTING THIS CRIME AGAINST ME, OF BREAKING INTO MY HOUSE"
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A HUSBANDS DEFENCE: What did ERATOSTHENES do in response?
He "ADMITTED HIS GUILT" but "BEGGED AND BESOUGHT" EUPHILETUS "NOT TO KILL HIM" and to instead "ACCEPT A MONEY-PAYMENT"
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A HUSBANDS DEFENCE: What does EUPHILETUS accuse ERATOSTHENES of doing?
He accuses him of valuing his "OWN PLEASURE" over the "LAW OF THE STATE" and so instead of EUPHILETUS killing him, it is the "LAW OF THE STATE" which is doing so because he is not of "DECENT BEHAVIOUR"
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A HUSBANDS DEFENCE: Who does EUPHILETUS say that ERATOSTHENES has committed a "GREAT CRIME" against?
His "WIFE AND MY CHILDREN"
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A HUSBANDS DEFENCE: What does the "PROSECUTION" apparently "ALLEGE" that is false?
That ERATOSTHENES was "SEIZED IN THE STREET AND CARRIED OFF" or had "TAKEN REFUGE AT THE ALTAR"
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A HUSBANDS DEFENCE: What is EUPHILETUS' proof that this "PROSECUTION" is false?
There were "SO MANY PRESENT" that he "COULD NOT POSSIBLY ESCAPE THROUGH THEIR MIDST" because he had no "WEAPON" and his hands were "BOUND" behind his back after being hit with a "SINGLE BLOW" to which he "FELL AT ONCE"
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A HUSBANDS DEFENCE: What does EUPHILETUS say that "WRONGDOERS" do?
They will not "ADMIT THEIR ADVERSARIES ARE SPEAKING THE TRUTH" and will use "LIES AND TRICKERY" to "EXCITE THE ANGER OF THE HEARERS" against those "IN ACCORDANCE WITH JUSTICE"
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A HUSBANDS DEFENCE: What law is read and what does it state?
"THE LAW OF SOLON" states "AN ADULTERER MAY BE PUT TO DEATH BY THE MAN WHO CATCHES HIM"
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