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Plutarch, Virtues Of Women, 243b


nanthat we were aiming at giving gratification and allurement rather than at persuasion? Ido not think so. Or again, if we should declare that the poetic or the prophetic art is not one art when practised by men and another when practised by women, but the same, and if we should put the poems of Sappho side by side with those of Anacreon, or the oracles of the Sibyls with those of Bacis, will anybody have the power justly to impugn the demonstration because these lead on the hearer, joyous and delighted, to have belief in it? No, you could not say that either. And actually it is not possible to learn better the similarity and the difference between the virtues of men and of women from any other source


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