The Analects of Confucius


what does the code reveal about the status of women in Justinian's time?

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Although Confucian texts do not seem to exhibit any decisive prejudice against women, the assumption is that the reader is male. Therefore, in matters of polite or public society, men were still considered the only ones who would need such knowledge. As a result, the text does not escape the social norms of its time. These texts place the status of women during this time as subordiate to men, particularly to their husbands.