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

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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

Hestiaea
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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