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Telesilla

Flourished circa 510 B.C.E., Argos, ancient Greece

Telesilla wrote lyric poetry and composed hymns for female choruses in honor of Artemis and Apollo. She was also a warrior-heroine. According to the Greek writer Pausanias, when the king of Sparta attacked Argos and killed all able-bodied men, Telesilla dressed as a man and led a group of women into battle, successfully repelling the attack.

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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