Theano (philosopher)

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Theano (Greek: Θεανώ; 6th-century BC) is the name given to perhaps two Pythagorean philosophers. She has been called the pupil, daughter and wife of Pythagoras, although others made her the wife of Brontinus.


  • The woman who goes to bed with a man must put off her modesty with her petticoat, and put it on again with the same.
    • From Essay XX by Michel de Montaigne (translated by Charles Cotton, Macmillan London 1877).

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