As I am finishing up my book, I am beginning to weave together all of the different and corresponding parts of the two societies of Ancient Egypt and Ancient Greece. I have been trying to address this in my closing chapter, but this chapter has been the most challenging part of the book to write. I am having trouble putting all this research to a close, and my first paragraph of my closing chapter reads as followed:
“The civilizations of Ancient Egypt and Ancient Greece show how different women were treated in the Ancient World in these societies. Despite women being more liberated in Ancient Egypt in contrast to the civilization of Ancient Greece, there were still developed stereotypes ingrained in Egyptian Culture and still more of a general negative bias towards women than there was for men. Religion was the biggest contributing factor in regard to how women in civilizations were treated, and Ancient Egypt and Greece both show how religion influenced their societies in a grand way. Egyptians had a more natural way of living- many of their everyday actions such as cooking, cleaning, and farming were all dedicated to their Gods- and this stemmed from their Gods being naturalistic. An attribute of this was cosmology and how nature generally worked. Egyptians used Gods and their mythology to explain naturalistic feats on Earth, and in turn, their Goddesses were revered. Because the immortal feminine was respected, females on Earth were more respected. There was a prominent affiliation between women and nature, and a reverence for a woman’s ability to give birth. A woman’s naturalistic “magic” was revered in Ancient Egyptian society, while in Greece, it was nonexistent.”
I very much want to stress the importance of naturalistic aspects and perceptions and how they impacted both societies.