From the earliest years of ancient times, women's status were defined by their relationship to men. A woman was in second place to the man never the first. Since early historical times, women have been considered not only intellectually inferior to men but also a major source of temptation and evil. Early Roman law described women as children, forever inferior to men. The "double standard" certainly involves more than biology; it is also a product of the historical domination of women by men. In ancient western civilizations, cultures like Romans; the status of women were clearly defined as inferior to men either through script law, or custom that is understood and obeyed by everyone in these cultures. Rome was founded as a patriarchal society, women were the property of their fathers later their husbands. However, in early Christian culture women are held in higher regard than the previous two cultures mainly because of Jesus and Paul. Jesus teaches equality, but Paul spread his message and popularised Christianity.
             In ancient Greece, women were not equally treated, and men were more important and the female less essential; the male is the ruler and female is the subject. The Greek word for woman, "gyne" was also their word for wife. No differentiation was made between the two, which leads one to be live that, the Greeks assumed a woman's main role was to be a wife. The law of the Greeks makes it intelligible that, the function of a woman was the "obligation to bear children, especially male children who would preserved the family line"(Spielvogel 79). This shows proof that the Greek world was male dominated and women had little say in their daily life and activities.
             A woman of these times could not be entrusted to handle her own private affairs, or support her self. Women were under the guidance and instruction of a man at all times, if it were their husbands, father or another male ...

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