Telesilla (fl. 6th or 6th c. BCE)

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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.