A Greek father's constant concern was his daughter's virginity. Athenian homes were designed with separate quarters for the males and females of the household. With the female portion of the dwelling being either on a second floor or at the rear of a house, the father could maintain an excellent watch on his wife and daughter. An Athenian woman's life was one of seclusion. Only during certain religious festivals could women go forth from the household and mix freely in the city.
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Long unkempt, greasy hair, bushy mustaches, unbuttoned silk shirts that show off hairy chests and gold crosses on golden chains; It might not be what Greeks like me want the rest of the world to think we look like but — in the s and 80s — this was how a foreigner would describe someone Greek. The men who popularised the archetypal image of that period were called "kamaki" — a Greek slang word for the kind of man who spends most of his time in tourist areas trying to pick up girls. Kissing a Greek girl back then would amount to asking for her hand in marriage but that wasn't the case for the English and Scandinavian girls visiting Greece in the summer. In the years before the Greek military junta of , Greece's unique offering of sea, sun and sand covered in semi-naked bodies led to a surge in tourism. The Sexual Revolution had just taken over the West, so young people from that part of the world travelled to Greece in search of a frantic summer of love. I was born in — around , when I was 15, mass tourism exploded. It was thanks to those foreign girls that we came of age. All the Greek girls wanted was to get married.
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