Land owning men were the only free citizens in Athens; they could do what they wanted and go where they pleased. 
Their daily lives depended greatly on their wealth. Poorer men worked on their farms to harvest their crops or work at their given trade or business. 
Wealthier men oversaw and managed their farms, but did not partake in any manual labour, they had slaves to do that for them. 
Wealthy men spent time in politics and government, arranging and attending public events; also spending time hunting on horseback for wild boar and deer, entertaining their friends and holding male only drinking parties and festivals. 
Men held the dominant role in Athens and a man’s word was law. 
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