Stumbling Toward Enlightenment

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23/11/2020
by barenose
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Remember the Ladies: Xanthippe

Odds are that she didn’t deserver her shrewish reputation. She was probably married young, as most Athenian girls were, and had nothing to say about the husband she was given. She was sympathetic, thrifty and, most importantly, fertile. Socrates was often brutally insensitive, and his disciples were less tolerant than he was. There is every reason to believe she loved him, she spent the night in prison with him before his execution and had to be led away sobbing. Continue reading

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