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Xanthippe

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

Xanthippe

Socrates’ peevish, quarrelsome wife. [Gk. Hist.: Espy, 114]
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Pelo fato que a ilha e um DOM frances e nao tem construida sua propria episteme cultural Conde usa Xantippe para revalorizar o marron como autentica figura mitica da sociedade guadalupense.
Melbourne, Sept 24 (ANI): Australia's quirkiest, unique and most unusual town names include Hell's Gates on the West Coast of Tasmania, Tittybong in Victoria and Xantippe in Western Australia.
They would have said the same of Socrates", Warner remarks; these tourists were the sons of Xantippe, "who never appreciated the world in which Socrates lived" (2008: 55).
Cynthia Ozick's Book of Creation: Puttermesser and Xantippe.
Trainer-to-the-stars Elizabeth, whose third child Xantippe was born in December, has devised an exercise plan for busy mums who just can't find the time or energy to go the gym.
Brown continues by examining popular and literary works ranging from jests concerning the long-suffering Socrates and his nagging wife Xantippe to The Taming of the Shrew and Fletcher's "sequel," The Woman's Prize, or the Tamer Tamed.
Levy was an accomplished novelist, poet, and essayist, and Scheinberg treats examples of each genre, including the novel Reuben Sachs (1888), Xantippe and Other Verse (1881), A Minor Poet and Other Verse (1884), the posthumously published A London Plane Tree and Other Verse (1890), and many essays from The Jewish Chronicle and other periodicals.
Amy's appearances in full-scale book form had got off to a modest start in 1881, while she was still at Newnham, with a small pamphlet of poems, Xantippe and Other Verse.
Nice Wanton, a chapel play probably performed at court, (45) also emphasizes generational conflict, resulting in the child Barnabas (clearly a model for Edward, even referred to, as was Edward, as a "Solomon") trying to reform his corrupt mother Xantippe as well as his siblings Dalila and Ismael.
Jewish tradition has given us Lilith, from the Old Testament we know Eve, while classical antiquity produced Xantippe and the Amazons.
24) Kim's example is that of the relation between the event of Socrates'dying and the event or circumstance of his wife, Xantippe, becoming a widow.