Answers to Quora Questions by Yair Davidiy (3 September 2017, 12 Elul, 5777)
If women in Ancient Greece had domestic roles and weren't allowed out of the house without accompaniment, how would they chase down a runaway child?
This question would be best answered by applying Legal Logic. In most places Legal Logic will be found to answer all juridical questions in practical terms. There are exceptions in some places (e.g. China and Germany to a degree) but on the whole Legal Logic holds. In this case the Law (assuming it was as you say) would have been on the books. If a lady happened to transgress the law and charges were brought then the circumstances would be considered. Since in this case the mother has a moral and legal obligation towards the child then that would be considered a just cause for overriding the prohibition of leaving the house unescorted. The prohibition would be considered as not binding in such cases. In fact the woman could conceivably be charged, despite the prohibition, if she neglected to chase after her child despite the law.
In case you have not already guessed, â€œLegal Logicâ€ is simply another term for common sense and a positive attitude.