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Neobule

Flourished circa 660 B.C.E., Paros, ancient Greece

Neobule was engaged to the poet Archilochus (ca. 675–635 B.C.E.) until her father reneged on his promise and married her to someone else. Legend states that Archilochus’ poems about Neobule and her family were so harsh that she, her father, and her sisters all hanged themselves. These poems are generally agreed to be the origins of satire as a literary form.

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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