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Hippo

Probably legendary, reputedly flourished circa 5th century B.C.E., ancient Greece

In Memorable Deeds and Sayings (circa C.E. 31), the Roman historian and moralist Valerius Maximus relates the tale of a heroic Greek girl named Hippo, who becomes a prisoner of war on an enemy ship. Rather than allow herself to be raped, she throws herself into the sea.

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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