Sex, Society ...and Creation---An exercise in cultural difference.
(discussion , with ch.  2, esp. pp. 32-45)

(1) What is the most important difference between Greek customs governing sexual conduct,
 marriage and family, and those of modern western societies like our own?     

Why? What makes this so important/disturbing in its implications moral/practical?  
Note: I'm not asking you to justify your own personal convictions but to make an objective 
comparison of our society and theirs--as a first-step toward understanding 
the Greeks on their own terms.

Some suggested topics:

'incest'-- 'cousin marriage'

pederasty  as a practice of Greek homosexuality

the typical marriage and its consequences

'infanticide' or infant exposure

gender segregation

ordeal of childbirth

hetaera(e) and other sexual creatures