Each city was politically independent, with its own laws affecting marriage. For the marriage to be legal, the woman's father or guardian gave permission to a suitable male who could afford to marry. The couple participated in a ceremony which included rituals such as veil removal but the couple living together made the marriage legal.
The ancient Greek legislators considered marriage to be a matter of public interest.
If he was kept, and most boys were except in times of siege or great economic hardship, he was given a name and became a part of the community.
(Alexander, the Great's father King Philip brought in Aristotle to serve as teacher and mentor to the young Alexander.) Children grew up playing with a variety of toys ( rattles, balls, miniature chariots, wooden boats, clay houses; animal figures- pigs, goats, etc.) as well as perhaps a small number of pets- dogs, ducks, mice and, even, insects.
Formal education covered the usual 3 R's ( reading, w riting and a rithmetic) as well as physical education and music.
These often involved current politics and gods in some form.
It is thought that women were not allowed to watch theatre or perform at the theatre, although male actors did play women roles.