Ancient Women Philosophers

Damo

Damo was one of the many daughters of Theano and Pythagoras. Pythagoras was the first to call himself a philosopher, and from him we got the Pythogorean Therom. Damo was born on Museum Street in Crotona, in Italy [1]. The time of her existence is not agreed upon but most put her between the 4th and 2nd B.C. Not much is known of Damo or her philosophy, only that she was trusted with Pythagoras' documents [2].


1. Leon, Vicki. "Damo" in Uppity Women of Ancient Greece. (San Luis Obispo: Tabula Rasa Press, 1989).

2. Waithe, Mary Ellen. "Early Pythagoreans" in A History of Women Philosophers. (Boston: Kluwer Academic Publishers, 1992).

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