Women's Role In Etruscan Culture Research Paper

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A woman’s role in ancient society varied greatly from culture to culture. In Etruscan culture, women were treated with a decent amount of respect and a sense of dignity. Women were regarded with respect and were given a more significant role than many other women of ancient cultures. Beginning at a young age, Etruscan’s educated both their sons and daughters, which was rare for such an ancient cultures. This education afforded the women of Etruscan society opportunities that women of similar civilizations were never afforded. Although children were only educated until the age of 12, scholars have attested to the fact that “women [of Etruscan culture] understand most everything that men do”, which suggest that females were at least treated…show more content…
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