Men and Women in Ancient Times

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In ancient history the roles of men and women were not very different from their respective roles today. Our selected readings show that the influences of men and women differed between cultures. In The Confessions of Lady Nijo we see that in ancient Japan women played a more important part in politics than they did in other parts of the ancient world. In Sundiata we are told the story of a young African prince who unites the twelve kingdoms of ancient Mali. And in The Epic of Gilgamesh we read of an ancient Sumerian king and hi

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