Elite Citizen Women and the Origins of the Hetaira in Classical Athens

  title={Elite Citizen Women and the Origins of the Hetaira in Classical Athens},
  author={Rebecca Futo Kennedy},
  pages={61 - 79}
Introduction If you open the Liddell-Scott-Jones dictionary to look up the word hetaira, you find the definition "courtesan." The recognizable English word provides a reassuring sense of comprehension, a sense that is unfortunately false. Greek does not always translate easily into English and often readers are compelled to examine cultural, political, or socio-historical contexts for a word before making a decision on how to translate it. Some words, therefore, have extensive entries in our… 

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