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Women’s Voices can be heard in Stoicism (We just need to listen to them!)

By Kai Whiting and Leonidas Konstantakos, Co-Authors of ‘Being Better: Stoicism for a World Worth Living in‘ Professor Nancy Sherman recently stated that contemporary forms of Stoicism have become an industry. And a mega-industry at that. While many of these forms have little to do with Stoic philosophy, she is right. It is also clear

Hipparchia of Maroneia: Female Philosopher and Provocateur

Written by Ed Whalen, Contributing Writer, Classical Wisdom Many women have made an important contribution to philosophy, and one of the most famous—or indeed infamous—female philosopher is Hipparchia (fl. 300 B.C.). Married to a leading Cynic philosopher, Hipparchia greatly contributed to the development of Cynicism and helped popularize it in the Classical World.  What Were

Women’s Rights in Ancient Greece

Written by Angela J. Bryant, Contributing Writer, Classical Wisdom The issue of women’s rights is often considered unique to the modern era. However, it has been an issue as far back as Ancient Greece. Ancient Greece: Limited Rights Abound Perhaps unsurprisingly, women had few rights compared with men back in Ancient Greece. They weren’t able

The Rape of a Goddess: How Greek Women Found Empowerment Through Myth and Ritual

Written by Mary Naples, Contributing Writer, Classical Wisdom Clad in white robes and carrying torches, the dawn’s amber rays cast a golden glow on the hundreds of pious women as their procession passed through the polis. With their heads raised to the heavens, the sound of their fervent voices singing in praise of Demeter reverberated

Aspects of Ariadne: Part 3

Written by Mary Naples, Contributing Writer, Classical Wisdom Make no mistake, unlike her previous manifestation in the Minoan pantheon (see: Part 1 and Part 2), Ariadne is now merely the wife of a fertility god. Myths abound about Dionysus’ exploits and adventures without Ariadne, yet when Ariadne is mentioned at all in these myths, it is

Female Artists of Ancient Greece: Kora, Anaxandra, Irene and Timarete

Written by Lydia Serrant, Contributing Writer, Classical Wisdom Women had limited mobility in ancient Greek society. They could attend public speeches, certain festivals, and sanctuaries, but otherwise, women were expected to spend most of their time in the gynaikon, the female-only quarters usually located on the upper floor of the house. From there, women were