Outline Index Bibliography Category Portal. In contradiction to other countries and the time, Spartan women were free to journey outside of the home, free from the restraints that shackled other women into their abode. Media related to Women of ancient Greece at Wikimedia Commons. Spartan law codified under Lycurgus expressed the importance of child bearing to Sparta. Sparta Ancient Spartan women Culture of Sparta. As equal citizens of the community, women could divorce and were not required to or discouraged from remarrying. Commons category without a link on Wikidata.
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Women in ancient Sparta
Spartan women were allowed to divorce their husbands without fear of losing their personal wealth. Men's absence from their families gave married women a great deal of freedoms and responsibilities. The unique family unit of Sparta also did not force the woman to relinquish her children, as biological paternity was not important in raising the children. As this was the case, Spartan women did not experience physical restriction or seclusion like the women of Athens did. Since citizen boys were taken into military camps at the age of 7 for the purpose of training to eventually become a "Spartan" at around the age of 30, they were forced to sneak out of camps to find and see their wives.