List of Feminist Rhetoricians - Diotima

Diotima

Socrates references Diotima in Plato's Symposium, as a seer or priestess who taught him "the philosophy of eros" when he was young. It is not known whether she was a real person, or a character he developed.

  • Plato's Symposium (c. 360 BCE)

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