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Aspasia of Miletus

Aspasia of Miletus

  • Aspasia of Miletus (~400 BCE) was the most famous woman in Classical Athens. Although a foreigner, she became the mistress of Pericles, the leader of Athens at the beginning of the Peloponnesian War.
  • She was not only remembered for her captivating beauty, but also for her captivating mind. Socrates himself called Aspasia his teacher and relates he learned from her how to construct persuasive speeches. After all, he tells us, she wrote them for Pericles.

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Macrina the Younger

Macrina the Younger

  • Macrina (~330-379 CE) was the oldest of ten in an expansive, influential well-educated Christian family in Cappadocia.
  • She kept the family together through her sharp mind, devout soul and strong will, ultimately transforming her ancestral estate into a succe...

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Sosipatra

  • Sosipatra (~4th century CE) lived the dream: she had a successful teaching career along with a content family life. After an education in mysticism she became a respected teacher, interpreting difficult texts and mediating divine knowledge.
  • Sosipatr...

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Clea

  • Clea (~100 CE) was a priestess at Delphi — a highly esteemed political and intellectual role in the ancient world. The religious practitioners received frequent requests from world leaders for divine advice about political matters. Clea was part of this political-re...

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Thecla

  • When she first appears on the scene in the Acts of Paul and Thecla, Thecla (~1st century CE) is leading a normal middle class life. But leaning out of her balcony, she hears the preaching of Paul and decides on a different path. After following Paul for a while, she is confi...

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Hypatia of Alexandria

Hypatia of Alexandria

  • Most famous for her dramatic death at the hands of a Christian mob, Hypatia (~355–415 CE) was a Neoplatonic teacher admired for her mathematical and astronomical works.
  • She and one of her successful students, the Christian bishop Synesius, exchanged informat...

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Aspasia of Miletus (400 BCE)

Aspasia of Miletus (400 BCE)

  • Famously known for being Perciles' mistress and the woman behind his speech during the beginning of the Peloponnesian War;
  • Remembered for her captivating beauty and mind in Classical Athens;
  • Played verbal roles in at least three dialogues: Plato's Menexenus, and the ...

Thinker 05: Aristotle

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Plato's thoughts were not only linked to his teacher Socrates but even his student Aristotle.

Throughout the last two millennia, Plato's ideas have been repeatedly discussed and criticized by others. It was Aristotle who began this practice.

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Helen and the beginning of the war

Helen and the beginning of the war

‘So you think she did it on purpose? To cause the war?’ This shoked me.

‘Maybe. She used to be known as the most beautiful woman in our kingdoms. Now they say she’s the most beautiful in the world.’ He put on his best singer’s falsetto. ‘A thousand ships have sailed for her...

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