Ancient Women Philosophers

Lasthenia of Mantinea

Lasthenia was a Mantinean from Arcadia, who lived ca 4th B.C. She was one of Plato's disciples. Plato was often regarded as a Pytharorean, so often Lasthenia is referred to as a Pythagorean.[1] She was a student of Speusippus along with Axiothea of Philesia.[2]


1. Menage, Gilles. The History of Women Philosophers. Trans. By Beatrice H. Zedler. (New York: University Press of America, 1984).

2. Waithe, Mary Ellen. "Arete, Asclepigenia, Axiothea, Cleobulina, Hipparchia, and Lansthenia" in A History of Women Philosophers. (Boston: Kluwer Academic Publishers, 1992).

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