List of Feminist Rhetoricians - Aspasia


(c.469-c.406 BCE) Aspasia was the mistress of the statesman Pericles, and after he divorced his wife they lived together as if they were married. Their home was a place where men and their wives came. It was a place of conversation and culture. Aspasia's writings do not remain, but she is mentioned by writers such as Plato in regard to her contributions to rhetoric.

Aspasia's rhetoric and social contributions were seen through a gendered lens.

  • Plato's Menexenus

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