I've come up against a little of a wall in my writing and conceptualizing of stories set in the ancient Greek world. My problem is that I can't come up with ways to get women more active, within a Hellenic society, and the stories often degenerate into sausage feasts. Especially when I try to set it in ancient Athens. What I'm asking for is either someone knowledgable on the subject to offer some insight into this side of ancient Greece society or can give some recommendations on affordable literature about women's active roles in society in this time period and cultural sphere. I've already checked around for literature but nothing really jumped at me as "This is has what I need!". I know of the hetaira who can play a role, but you can only use courtesans so often in stories as women characters. I'm fearing that I will need to abandon ancient Greece in my writing due to this as I find stories without women characters to be boring.