The following is an article entitled, “A List of Women Authors from the Ancient World,” that was published today, March 8, 2019 by sententiaeantiquae. This was reposted in celebration of International Women’s day. It is uplifting to see the number of women in antiquity who wrote a range of literature. This is a fascinating website that provides translations of various documents throughout history.
I am reposting this list for International Women’s day.
Most of the evidence for these authors has been collected only in Wikipedia. We can probably do better by adding more information from ancient sources and modern ‘scholarly’ texts. I have been translating the fragments of some for the website and linking as appropriate
I received a link to the following in an email from my undergraduate poetry teacher the amazing poet and translator Olga Broumas. The post is on tumblr on a page by DiasporaChic, bit the original author who has already won my admiration is Terpsikeraunos.
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Aesara of Lucania: “Only a fragment survives of Aesara of Lucania’s Book on Human Nature, but it provides a key to…
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