Telesilla (fl. 6th or 6th c. BCE)
Telesilla (fl. 6th or 5th c. bce)
Poet from Argos. Name variations: Telessilla.
Led the women of Argos in a successful defense of their city against the army of Cleomenes, a Spartan king. A statue was erected in her honor before a temple of Aphrodite in Argos.
See also Women in World History.