anonymous hetaira

Amid the glittering list of ancient heroes there are an embarrassingly small number of women. So here’s to the hetaera, the coolest chicks around. hetairaThe hetaera are misleadingly labeled prostitutes. They were in fact charming, educated and talented women that, unlike other women in ancient Greece, were free to go about in public and attend the symposia which were typically the domain of men. There were some notables among their ranks, more are soon to follow…