Sappho, Rhodopis and Delphi
Rhodopis was a celebrated Hetaera (i.e. a prostitute, but rather in a sense of a woman with low morality, who knew how to offer spiritual pleasure along with that of the flesh). She lived in the late seventh to sixth century BC.
She offered a gift to Delphian Apollo, bought with the money of her profession:
Large “oxen-penetrating” iron spits, oveloi, a reminiscent of male power. In that way, she indicated that she could achieve the goals desired by males.
She is well – known by being accused for spending the money of Charaxus, brother of the poet Sappho, from the Island of Lesbos, one of the most important lyric poets of Greece.