Sappho, Hephaestion, Aspasia, Cynisca and Mr. Rahlfs

MaddieJoy's picture

Mr. Rahlfs says that there were no famous or influential women in acient Greece. He also thinks Alexander had sex with a bunch of women. Well, my good friends Sappho (Lesbian poet), Aspasia (Athenian wise woman), and Cynisca (Spartan horsebreeder, 1st female Olympic winner) disprove his first point, and Hephaestion (Alexander's BFF, 2nd in command & BF) pretty much shames him and the public school system.
I mean seriously, Alexander literally said that Haphaestion "is also Alexander"--that they were the same person. He was the 2nd in command, a universally liked soldier, and Alexander's only confidante. And he got exactly one sentence in my book.
School is stupid.

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jeff's picture

Umm...

How do examples of ancient Greeks disprove a point about ancient Egyptians?

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MaddieJoy's picture

greeks i mean :/

The ducks will get you!

jeff's picture

Oh...

OK. I thought I understood why your teacher was confused. ;-)

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"I am living this life as lovingly as I can be as flawed as I am." - Brandon Lacy Campos