Agallis of Corcyra

Agallis of Corcyra according to (Athenaeus, i, 25) wrote on grammar . She was a contemporary (and maybe a student) of Aristophanes of Byzantium.

She wrote about the work of Homer. (According to a comment she attruibuted the invention of the ball game to Nausicaa) and she describes Achilles' shield connected to the history of Attica.


Sappho, Telesilla, and Corinna belong to an earlier period, when the Oriental idea of seclusion for women had not yet become firmly fixed in Greece...Women like Agallis of Corcyra, who lived in a much later age, doubtless belonged to the hetaerae class.

A Short History of Women's Rights From the Days of Augustus to the Present Time.

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