Reading at Random in Classical Literature
From a poem of Bion, a single line quoted by Stobaeus (4.21.3). We therefore have little idea of the context of this gender-stereotyping sentiment.
μορφὰ θηλυτέραισι πέλει καλόν, ἀνέρι δ’ ἁλκά.
Women’s virtue is beauty, but a man’s is strength.
Written by aleatorclassicus
August 6, 2010 at 12:00 PM
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