Sunday, May 4, 2008

Riddle: Two with a (Feminist) Rhetorical Method

Supported by the ἑταῖραι
who make money
from men in secret (shhhh),

Spoken of by Plato
in Menexenus and Republic
teaching men in public,

Silenced by Aristotle
by logic
by domination of men,

Soliloquies from us for those of you who still have ears to hear
as if your very own dialectic with Socrates
in parable, hyperbole, miracle, our mother tongue, as literate Greek, translated by less learned men,

Who are we? (Who does that make you?)

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