Ancient Women Philosophers

Axiothea of Philesia

      Axiothea of Philesia was a student of Plato's and had to dress like a man to be accepted into Plato's lectures. It seemed funny to me that such great philosophies could come out of that time age, but yet they were so sexist that she had to dress like a man to just listen to someone talk!
 

1     Mary Waithe, "Arete, Asclepigenia, Axiothea, Cleoberlina, Hipparchia, and L asthenia", in A History of Women Philosophers, (Dordrect: Kluwer Academic Publishers, 1987), 197-207.

2    Mary Waithe, "Arete, Asclepigenia, Axiothea, Cleoberlina, Hipparchia, and L asthenia", in A History of Women Philosophers, (Dordrect: Kluwer Academic Publishers, 1987), 197-207. Go To Home Page