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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176-177, where the famous story is told of Xanthippe pouring dirty water on her husband's head, and Cicero is quoted as saying that he could not devote himself equally to a wife and philosophy.
(81) Gone is Petruchio's elaborate vow to woo a woman as old as Sibyl, as curst as Xanthippe, or as rough as the Adriatic sea; Ferando merely notes that 'they say thou art a shrew, / And I like thee the better for I would have thee so' (A Shrew 3.154-5).
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.
(30.) Xanthippe Augerot, Atlas of Pacific Salmon: The First Map-Based Status Assessment of Salmon in the North Pacific (Berkeley: University of California Press, 2005).
Nan is more learned than all the girls, More formidable than fierce Camilla More unable to shut up than Xanthippe [the shrewish wife of Socrates], Bold, garrulous, obstinate, aggressive Fierce, grim comrade of the sister Furies, Momus's daughter [god of ridicule], Zoilus' mother, Writing alarmingly, with watercress-sharp glare, She does not allow you to be careless.
A very beautiful woman named Xanthippe, the wife of Albinus, a friend of the emperor, also came to Peter with the other ladies and kept away from Albinus.
Williams, Interspecific Effects of Artificially Propagated Fish: An Additional Conservation Risk for Salmon, 16 CONSERVATION BIOLOGY 1581, 1582 (2002) ("Hatchery-reared salmon now dominate the salmonid fauna of the Columbia River Basin, with more than 95% of coho, 70% of spring-run chinook, 80% of summer-run chinook, 50% of fall-run chinook, and 70% of steelhead adults reared in hatcheries."); XANTHIPPE AUGEROT, ATLAS OF PACIFIC SALMON 34-35 (2005) (stating that eighty percent of salmon harvest in the Pacific northwest is hatchery-derived).
So that any one who had a wife might confidently instruct her in whatever he wished her to know." This observation caused Antisthenes to put it to Socrates, "Why, if he thought so, did he not educate Xanthippe, instead of leaving her the most notoriously ill-conditioned wife in existence?" It is a question that Socrates pointedly deflects, instead turning it to his own moral advantage: "he, wishing to converse and associate with mankind, had chosen to have a wife of this kind, knowing that if he could bear her society, he would be able to get on with any one else in the world." (13)
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.