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XANTHIPPE

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Originally appearing in Volume V28, Page 881 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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XANTHIPPE, the wife of Socrates (q.v.). Her name has become proverbial in the sense of a nagging, quarrelsome woman. Attempts have been made to show that she has been maligned, notably by E. Zeller (" Zur Ehrenrettung der Xanthippe," in his Vortrdge and Abhandlungen, i., 1875).
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