The relationship between the parents and their children were cordial. While the mother had no problems with the children, there was a healthy rivalry between the father and the son, especially if the son was more educated than the father. The father could not accept the modern ideas of the son and the so-called generation gap was quite evident even in that period. Siblings got along well but disputes did arise with regard to sharing of property (Classical Period, 1998). This is quite similar to the situation in the modern day world where generation gap between parents and children is existent. The male child gained more prominence than the female child. The child is given a name on the tenth day that it is born and the son was enrolled into the father’s brother after his sixteenth birthday and another time after his eighteenth birthday where at a formal gathering the father had to swear that his son was born to his legitimate wife and this had to accepted by those present in the gathering. It was only after this that citizenship was accorded to the child. In addition, another criterion for granting citizenship was that both the parents should be of Athenian descent. This rule restricted the number of citizenships given to the people. .
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