Flourished circa 350 B.C.E., b. in Phlius, ancient Greece
In The Lives of Eminent Philosophers, Diogenes Laertius (third century C.E.) lists various members of Plato’s Academy, among them two women: Lastheneia of Mantinea and Axiothea of Phlius. After Plato’s death in 347 B.C.E., both women continued to study philosophy at the Academy. Other sources relate that Axiothea dressed as a man in order to attend the lectures.