Women In Athens
part of father's estate: the "inherited daughter"
From Pericles' Funeral Speech (Thucydides 2.45) :"If I now mention the women who have become widows, and speak of womanly virtue, I can say all that is needed with a brief exhortation: fulfill diligently the tasks that nature has assigned you and you will be praised; and the highest praise you can win is to be spoken of by men as little as possible, whether for good or for ill."
Cf. St. Paul: "Let women be silent in the ekklesia (= iglesia)"