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Amyte

Flourished circa C.E. 225, Tegea, ancient Greece

The correct spelling of this name is ANYTE.

Anyte was a third-century poet from the ancient Greek city of Tegea. She is known for her epigrams (short witty poems) and epitaphs (works that honor the dead). There are more surviving works by Anyte than any other ancient Greek woman, including the lyric poet Sappho. Much of her work deals with nature and she was the first to write epitaphs for animals.

Judy Chicago (American, b. 1939). <em>The Dinner Party</em> (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
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

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