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Cheryl Glenn. Sex, Lies, and Manuscript: Refiguring Aspasia in the History of Rhetoric.

Glenn, Cheryl. "Sex, Lies, and Manuscript: Refiguring Aspasia in the History of Rhetoric." CCC 45.2 (1994): 180-199.


Glenn reconstructs the life and rhetoric of Aspasia of Miletus, a woman rhetor of the firth century BCE as part of a larger project in challenging dominant contemporary rhetorical history and theory that neglects women. Against lists and indices of primary works in rhetorical history do not mention women, many have assumed women have not been involved in rhetorical history. A remapping of such unquestioned scholarship is necessary for a more gender representative "understanding of rhetorics of the past [that] underwrites our capacity for further theorizing."

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