Xantippe


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Xan·tip·pe

 (zăn-tĭp′ē)
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Yes, poor Xantippe must have had a hard time of it.
She was, besides, a profest follower of that noble sect founded by Xantippe of old; by means of which she became more formidable in the school than her husband; for, to confess the truth, he was never master there, or anywhere else, in her presence.
She was, besides, a professed follower of that noble sect founded by Xantippe of old" (72).
ELAINE WARD: Amazing young lady XANTIPPE LANCASTER: Good luck Zoe RE EERIE FOOTAGE SHOWS ABANDONED BARON HILL MANSION ON ANGLESEY DELPHINE GRIFFITH: Wouldn't it be wonderful to see it come back to its full glory.
36) Denn als Sokrates nach dem ersten Auftritt des von einer Flotenspielerin begleiteten sizilianischen Tanzerin erklart hatte, das man an jener erkennen konne, dass die Natur der Frau der des Mannes ausser in ihrer Urteilsfahigkeit und physischen Starke nicht unterlegen sei, fragte ihn Antisthenes, warum er dann seine Frau Xantippe nicht entsprechend erzoge, sondern mit der schwierigsten aller Frauen zusammenlebte.
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12) In "Scylla and Charybdis" Stephen "composes an antiheroic catalogue of emasculating women": Xantippe, Venus, Ann Hathaway, Eve, Jesebel, Helen of Troy, Shakespeare's Gertrude, and others.
Alexander that conquer'd the devil, and all, Yet Thais convinc'd him at last he must Fall; And Socrates foremost in wisdom's deep school, Was proved by Xantippe to be but a fool.
Thou may'st affirm of me (as whilom did Xantippe of her husband, whom she chid, Grave Socrates, regardless of his worth, He still returned the same that he went forth) Before I visit thee, thus may'st thou hear on.
Similarly, Durer is praised as much for his artistic accomplishments as for his private conduct, for having been 'a second Socrates with his wife who was another Xantippe' ['un second Socrates avec sa femme qui etoit une autre Xantippe'] an allusion that makes more sense if we recall that Xantippe was known to be a notoriously difficult woman.
Olverson sees in Xantippe a provocative challenge to Plato's and Socrates' view of women and the intellectual sphere, even as it underlines Levy's own exclusion from male discourse, a discourse which women must learn in order to change.