natural philosopher (5th century BCE)

She was a contemporary of Socrates. She taught philosophy in a school in Attica. She was the daughter of Aristippus, the founder of the Cyenaic school of philosophy. Even in the time of Boccaccio (1313 - 1375 CE), 1,000 years later, she was still honored as a veritable prodigy of learning, writer of forty books, teacher of over 110 philosophers. Her epitaph

The splendor of Greece

The beauty of Helen

The virtue of Thirma

the pen of Aristippos

the soul of Socrates

and the tongue of Homer.

illustrates the high regard in which she was held.

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