Xanthippe

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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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The quirky, other-worldly "philosopher" Belarmino is married to a shrewish wife, Xantipa. Perez de Ayala's treatment of the strong woman is decidedly less sympathetic than Lorca's.
Como ejemplos, basta contemplar a la Xantipa o a Juana Maria, siempre de negro, "enlutadas", siempre hablando de penas y de muertes.
(11) Un Socrates nunca condenado a la muerte por los atenienses no seria Socrates, aunque fuera un mampostero feo, esposo de la arpia Xantipa, amigo del decadente Alcibiades, ex alumno distinguido de Diotima, instigador de innumerables discusiones filosoficas, etc.