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Women on Top: Phyllis and Aristotle (1601?). Joseph Heintz the Elder. Reproduced by permission of Szépmüvéeszeti Muzeum, Budapest. For discussions of this fetching scene from the medieval French "Lai d'Aristote" cf. Natalie Z. Davis (Society and Culture in Early Modern France [Stanford, 1975], 135-36) and others (Friedman-Wegmann 171-73).

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