Xanthippe rides on the back of Socrates with a whip in her hand. Mezzotint by J. Smith after HG.
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The philosopher being ridden by a woman is usually Aristotle being ridden by Phyllis, but here the story is applied to Socrates and Xanthippe. On the left is a bookcases with the spines of the books facing away from the room
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