By Therese Boos Dykeman,T. Dykeman

while down from the moon stepped the goddess of the evening, she bid Minerva/Athene come to her. "Minerva/Athene," she acknowledged, "you sprang totally shaped from the pinnacle of your father. Now all of the daughters of mankind imagine they, too, are as rootless as you. this night I bid you dance, sign up for the circle around 1 that tree glistening with the readability of knowledge. mom Natura and girl Philosophia, fingers jointly, have already got started the prom of fantasy and allegory. " nonetheless within the apparel of gold and white stone, Minerva/ Athene did as she used to be bid and danced until sunrise. Then in new mild, she chanced on herself unexpectedly a budding flower on a tall department, or even extra rapidly a crystalline fruit, rivaling the morning solar, refracting the sunshine. Behold, she had grown roots, tricky to find down at the hours of darkness of historical past, deep within the reliable wisdom of earth. And the daughters of humankind observed and reveled of their roots. this can be the tale of this e-book, a historical past, lengthy and various, of girls thinkers and their notion. it's going to turn into a legacy for all who examine it, a legacy that Heloi"se, Marie de Gournay, Sor Juana Ines de Ia Cruz, and Judith Sargent Murray between many girls philosophers guaranteed by means of composing lists of the names of girls little said century after century. whereas the Hannah Arendt's, Susanne K.

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