This is a list of women and their major works who have considerably contributed to and shaped the rhetorical discourse about women over time: It is the table of contents of Available Means: An Anthology of Women's Rhetoric(s), edited by Joy Ritchie and Kate Ronald, and published by University of Pittsburgh Press, 2001. (c. 469-c. 406 BCE) Aspasia was the mistress of the statesman Pericles, and after he divorced his wife they lived together as if they were married. Their home was a place where men and their wives came. It was a place of conversation and culture. Aspasia's writings do not remain, but she is mentioned by writers such as Plato in regard to her contributions to rhetoric.