Since my name is Phyllis, I’ve long been amused at medieval images of Phyllis riding Aristotle. Phyllis was the beautiful wife of Alexander the Great, and according to the medieval legend, Aristotle became enamored of Phyllis, and she demanded to ride him like a horse. The purpose of the tale was to warn men about the corrupting power of women. Even wise men can fall prey to women’s wiles.
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