Women's role in Politics

Compare and contrast the ways women?s public political roles were shaped by cultural ideas or beliefs in Persian, Chinese, Greek or Roman society (this will obviously depend on which pair of documents you have chosen). What values or practices empowered women to have a political role? What values or practices limited their capacity to be public or political figures? How were women were able to exercise power and enjoy privilege and status by adopting male qualities or via emphasizing or de-emphasizing their sexuality?