Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art: The Dinner Party: Heritage Floor: Anne Dacier

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Judy Chicago (American, b. 1939). The Dinner Party (Heritage Floor; detail), 1974–79. Porcelain with rainbow and gold luster, 48 x 48 x 48 ft. (14.6 x 14.6 x 14.6 m). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of the Elizabeth A. Sackler Foundation, 2002.10. © Judy Chicago. Photograph by Jook Leung Photography

Anne Dacier
b. circa 1651, Preuilly-sur-Claise, France; d. 1720/22, Paris

The foremost classical scholar of her day, Anne Dacier was educated by her father, the humanist Tanneguy Lefèbvre. Upon her father's death in 1672, she moved to Paris, where she became an editor of the Delphin series of classical authors. In 1683, she married another of the Delphin editors, André Dacier. Among her works are translations of Sappho, Aristophanes, Anacreon, Plautus, and Homer; her annotated prose editions of the Iliad and the Odyssey made her famous throughout Europe.

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