Xanthippe


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Xanthippe

, Xantippe
the wife of Socrates, proverbial as a scolding and quarrelsome woman

Xanthippe

Socrates’ peevish, quarrelsome wife. [Gk. Hist.: Espy, 114]
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In the hands of less competent writers, Jacqueline might be just another wealthy socialite and Xanthippe another over-privileged rich kid at whom to roll our eyes.
Grote himself devotes only a single sentence to Xantippe that merely confirms her stereotype: "Respecting his wife Xanthippe, and his three sons, all that has passed into history is the violent temper of the former, and the patience of her husband in enduring it.
messer and Xanthippe,"Jo Sinclair's, The changelings, and Dara Horn's
She finds it distressing that he is willing to spend only a short time with his wife Xanthippe and his children, preferring to die in the company of his male friends.
1) I am very grateful to Anastasia Vassiliou and Xanthippe Bourloyanni for the clarifying discussions we had on various issues raised in this paper.
The popular anti-marriage story about the torments Socrates suffered at the hands of his wife Xanthippe is turned upside down in wedding orations.
Although nothing hinges on this assumption, for the sake of the illustration, let it be supposed that the proposition that Socrates married Xanthippe is a TNR.
and after a while from Cupid's wars fall unto marital arms, I doubt learning would not save me from some unlearned blows," an observation reinforced by Ingram in the further quoted examples of Socrates and Aristotle and their wives Xanthippe and Phyllis.
Demoted from her bureaucratic job in New York City's Kafkaesque Department of Disbursements and Receipts, Puttermesser accidentally creates a golem, Xanthippe (after Socrates' wife), whose superpowers manage to get Puttermesser elected as mayor of New York.
Suppose Socrates now believes that he kissed Xanthippe on their wedding day ten years prior, and suppose he believes that he was not a scattered cloud of atoms on that day (though, let us suppose, [Lump.
Calling herself Ruth Puttermesser's "biographer," Ozick has published three chapters of Puttermesser's life "Puttermesser: Her Work History, Her Ancestry, Her Afterlife," "Puttermesser and Xanthippe," and "Puttermesser Paired.