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Elizabeth A.Sackler Center for Feminist Art

Megalostrata

Flourished circa 650 B.C.E., Sparta

Megalostrata was a poet from Sparta and all that we know about her comes from a poem by Alcman of Sparta, who lived in the seventh century B.C.E.:

On a Poetess
Aphrodite commands and love rains
upon my body and melts my heart
for Megalostrata, to whom the sweet Muse
gave the gift of poetry.
O happy girl of the goldenrod hair!

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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