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
Flourished circa 250 B.C., Alexandria, Egypt
Although none of her writings are extant, we know of Hestiaea through the Greek geographer Strabo (64/64 B.C.–circa A.D. 23). She was a literary scholar who wrote a treatise on Homer's Iliad and engaged in debates with other Alexandrian scholars on the geographic location of Troy.
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