By: Carlos García Gual
Published by: Turner
Softcover lined with fabric. 168 pages. 14 x 22 cm
The role of women in classical Greece was that of a patriarchal society: obedience to the father and then to the husband, raising children and, most importantly limitation to the private sphere. however, some female charcters stand out for its ability to overcome those limitations.
Carlos Garcia Gual has selected those stories in which "unforgettable and pathetic ladies tear the veils of censorship and raise their voices with splendid dignity."
It tells the stories og Ismenodora, Leucipa, Tecla, Talestris, Ifigenia and Cariclea, among others. It brings us closer to their lives, unknown to many, to convey to us the values of the time, the social expectations and the virtues of these women that even today are inspiring.