Rhodopis

Monti, Giustina (2021) Rhodopis. In: The Herodotus Encyclopedia. Wiley, p. 1241. ISBN 9781118689646

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Courtesan (hetaira) of Thracian origin. Herodotus reports that the third pyramid at Giza (that of Mycerinus) was attributed to Rhodopis, who was said to have built it with earnings from her work as a prostitute. Herodotus refuses to accept the story and brings evidence to his assessment: Rhodopis lived much later, during the reign of Amasis (2.134-35).

Keywords:Egypt, hetaerae, money, prostitution, pyramids, Herodotus
Subjects:V Historical and Philosophical studies > V110 Ancient History
Q Linguistics, Classics and related subjects > Q800 Classical studies
Divisions:College of Arts > School of History & Heritage > School of History & Heritage (History)
ID Code:45153
Deposited On:09 Jun 2021 09:51

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