Ancient Greek painters
Anaxandra (Greek: Ἀναξάνδρα; fl. 220s BC) was an ancient Greek female artist and painter from Greece. She was the daughter and student of Nealkes, a painter of mythological and genre scenes. She painted circa 228 B.C.. She is mentioned by Clement of Alexandria, the 2nd century Christian theologian, in a section of his Stromateis (Miscellanies) entitled "Women as Well as Men Capable of Perfection". Clement cites a lost work of the Hellenistic scholar Didymus Chalcenterus (1st century BC) as his source.
Her name was given by the International Astronomical Union in 1994 to a large 20 km diameter crater on Venus to commemorate the artist. The name was also used by the author Caroline B. Cooney for the principal character in her 2003 novel Goddess of Yesterday, which is set during the Trojan War.
- Ellet, E. F. (1859). Women artists in all ages and countries. New York: Harper & Bros.
- Smith, William (1851). A new classical dictionary of Greek and Roman biography, mythology, and geography, partly based upon the Dictionary of Greek and Roman biography and mythology. New York: Harper & Brothers. p. 163.
- edited, Lucrezia Marinella ;; Panizza, translated by Anne Dunhill; introduction by Letizia (1999). The Nobility and Excellence of Women and the Defects and Vices of Men. (2nd ed.). Chicago: University of Chicago Press. p. 91. ISBN 9780226505503.
- Cattermole, Peter; Moore, Patrick (1997). Atlas of Venus (1. publ. ed.). Cambridge [u.a.]: Cambridge Univ. Press. p. 113. ISBN 0521496527.
- Cooney, Caroline B. (2002). Goddess of yesterday. New York: Delacorte Press. ISBN 9780385729451.
- Anaxandra in the Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology William Smith (1870) at Ancient Library. Accessed September 2007
- Women Artists in All Ages and Countries By Elizabeth Fries Ellet, New York, 1859. At Google book search.
- Painting of Ancient Sikyon at Ancient Greek Cities, (1997) Ellen Papakyriakou/Anagnostou. Accessed September 2007
- Anaxandra crater Venus Crater database, Lunar and Planetary Institute, 2007
- Anaxandra crater Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature. Accessed September 2007
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