Sappho Leontias

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Sappho Leontias (1832–1900) was a Greek writer, feminist, and educationist from Constantinople. She advocated for educational opportunities for Greek women[1][2] and published Euridice, her own literary journal.[3] She translated Jean Racine's Esther from the French and Aeschylus's The Persians into modern Greek. In 1887, she published a book on home economics, Oikiaki oikonomia pros hrisin ton Parthenagogeion.[4] For many years she was a headmistress for girls' schools in Smyrna and Samos.[5]


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  2. ^ Rappaport, Helen (2001). Encyclopedia of Women Social Reformers. ABC-CLIO. p. 529. ISBN 978-1-57607-101-4. 
  3. ^ Olsen, Kristin (1994). Chronology of Women's History. Greenwood Publishing Group. p. 166. ISBN 978-0-313-28803-6. 
  4. ^ Tzanakē, Dēmētra (2009). Women and nationalism in the making of modern Greece: the founding of the kingdom to the Greco-Turkish War. Palgrave Macmillan. pp. 70, 82. ISBN 978-0-230-54546-5. 
  5. ^ The International Dictionary of Women's Biography. Continuum. 1982. p. 279. ISBN 0-8264-0192-9.