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By Marjorie Lightman

ISBN-10: 0816067104

ISBN-13: 9780816067107

ISBN-10: 1438107943

ISBN-13: 9781438107943

Profiles the lives of ladies from archaic Greece within the 7th century BCE to the autumn of Rome in 476 CE, together with poet Julia Balbilla, Boudicca, Cleopatra III, Sappho, and Eurydice.

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Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1967, p. 148. Pomeroy, Sarah B. Goddesses, Whores, Wives, and Slaves: Women in Classical Antiquity. New York: Schocken Books, 1975, pp. 34–35. ᨘ Agariste (2) (c. e. She was the daughter of Hippocrates, the son of Agariste (), after whom she was named. Her father was a member of the family of the aristocratic Alcmaeonidae, and her uncle was Cleisthenes, who was one of the founders of Athenian democracy. She married Xanthippus, an Athenian politician and general who helped defeat the Persians at the battle of Mycale in 479.

116, 164. Levick, Barbara. Tiberius the Politician. London: Thames and Hudson, 1976, pp. 198–199. Marsh, Frank Burr. The Reign of Tiberius. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1931, passim. Marshall, A. J. ” In Studies in Latin Literature and Roman History, ed. by C. Deroux. Brussels, Belgium: Latomus, 1989, p. 348. ) self-made woman Greek: Athens Alce, born a slave, worked as a prostitute and succeeded in gaining freedom, respectability, and citizenship for her eldest son. Working in a brothel owned by Euctemon of Cephsia in Piraeus outside 17 Alexandra of Athens, she cohabited with another slave, Dion, and had two sons.

Her father was a member of the family of the aristocratic Alcmaeonidae, and her uncle was Cleisthenes, who was one of the founders of Athenian democracy. She married Xanthippus, an Athenian politician and general who helped defeat the Persians at the battle of Mycale in 479. According to Herodotus, Agariste dreamed that her son was delivered by 7 Agariste (3) a lion. , became the great Athenian statesman Pericles. She had two other children: Ariphron (II), named after her husband’s father, and a daughter who died of the plague in 430.

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