Worth of a Woman ….

June 23, 2015

“A female slave, skilled in embroidery is worth four oxen” – Homer, 2nd Century BCE

two oxen

two oxen

Classic TextsWe’ve come a long way haven’t we? Or have we?

[To be fair, besides female slaves, they also had princesses and commoners maybe – I wonder what they were worth.]

jm

June 2015

 

*Photos of ceramics from the Great Seljuk period, Anatolia, 12 century | From the Museum of Turkish & Islamic Art

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