XANTHIPPE, the wife of Socrates (q.v.). Her name has become proverbial in the sense of a nagging, quarrelsome woman. Attempts have been made to show that she has been maligned, notably by E. Zeller (" Zur Ehrenrettung der Xanthippe," in his VorlrSge und Abhandlungen, i., 1875).

Note - this article incorporates content from Encyclopaedia Britannica, Eleventh Edition, (1910-1911)

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