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Corinna of Tanagro

Flourished circa 550 B.C.E., Tanagra, ancient Greece

The correct spelling of this name is CORINNA OF TANAGRA.

Corinna was a poet from the Boeotian city of Tanagra, who lived probably in the sixth century B.C.E. and was said to have taught the famous poet Pindar. She used the Boeotian dialect of Greek in her work, some of which survives in fragmentary form. Focused on local mythology, her work consisted primarily of choral poetry composed for celebrations. Corinna’s two extant poems are Minouaie (The Daughters of Minyas) and Koronaie (The Shuttle Maidens).

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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