"Is encyclopedia will Manteca in case. You're just tuning coming in. Here's the deal every weekday. We're telling the story of a woman from history who you may not know about but definitely should each month is deemed and this month. We're talking about beautiful minds. Intellectual giants whose work had an extraordinary impact. Today's story takes us back to ancient Greece. This beautiful mind was a master of rhetoric whose teachings influenced the likes of Plato and Socrates yet. She's often completely wheatley. Forgotten today. Meet a spatial of Mellitus. A SP- Asia was born in Mellitus. Around four seventy mellitus was a powerful city on the coast of. What's now Turkey? She moved to Athens in the mid four forty forties. VCE while spatial had been educated by her father. Women and Athens were generally uneducated and were treated as second class citizens. They were largely illiterate and kept out of the public sphere in Athens. A spatial founded a school of Philosophy and rhetoric. The Art of persuasive speaking speaking in ancient Greece particularly in Athens which considered itself the city of words. Great Oration speechmaking was considered one of the most important political and intellectual skills one could attain a spatial also started a learning institution for daughters of the elite in order to open up educational opportunities. He's for women in the city. A spatial was a powerful writer and orator whose work understanding of local politics and philosophical insights attracted the rich and powerful of Athens to her lectures. She's even credited with being socrates as rhetoric teacher something that must have been quite extraordinary during a period when most women and we're barely seen in public many of the most famous Greeks of the period wrote about a speech in their works including Plato Aristotle. And he's and xenophon yet. The gender norms of the era have mostly erased dysphasia from the modern memory. Her influence is generally underappreciated or barely recognized when compared with the legacies of her male contemporaries in her book prisoner of history a species of Mellitus and her biographical tradition classics scholar scholar. Madeline Mary. Henry wrote like Socrates Esp- Asia was criticized in comedy enjoyed a reputation as a sophisticated philosopher and was an important figure in fourth century philosophical dialogue yet. History has largely considered only plato and other meant to be philosophers women philosophers for our footnotes freaks rupees martyrs. Anything and everything philosophers. Instead a spacious more often remembered for her romantic antic relationship with Peres the most prominent Athenian Statesman of his age and her influence on his career the relationship between paraphrase and ESP Asia Asia may have begun while he was still married to his first wife which was apparently objectionable too. Many upper class Athenians though classical Greece was hardly an age of deep monogamy. Dog Me. This probably had more to do with a spacious social status than peric leases marital status. It's believed that the couple never married but they did have a son together. pericles the younger pair clues consulted dysphasia as an equal him was a great admirer of her intellectual gifts. However other members the Athenian elite felt that space had vastly too much influence over public affairs this belief along with reform nece and gender? Let's negative diff- representations of US Beija in the comedies of the time Asia likely died around four ten nothing that she wrote has survived five but a spacious legacy has been upheld by her presence and reference in many ancient works. Her story is a prime example of how women have been left out of the history books even when their contributions match if not surpass those of their male contemporaries tune in."