Xanthippe - Encyclopedia




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XANTHIPPE, the wife of Socrates. 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 Vortrage and Abhandlungen, i., 1875).

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