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The Clerk’s Tale – Chaucer – Canterbury Tales

By |2017-08-03T22:00:27+00:00August 3rd, 2017|Literature, Medieval|

Clerks in the Manessa Codex (1300 AD) Chaucer's Clerk's Tale is actually taken from one of Boccaccio's stories, and because of that the story's action happens in Italy. It shows the young monk's ideas about how women ought to behave. It's about Griselda, a poor woman who marries a rich man. Her husband, Walter, wants to make sure Griselda [...]

Ancient Greek family – Family relationships in ancient Greece

By |2018-05-11T09:37:16+00:00July 11th, 2017|Greeks, People|

An ancient Greek family: two women playing with little boys Ancient Greek family Most Greeks, like most other people throughout history, lived in families with a mother and a father and their children. Usually men got married when they were about twenty-five or thirty years old (as they do today). But women got [...]