Ellie Lambridi (1896-1970) was the first female Greek philosopher. She popularized philosophical thought in Greece by translating ancient writers (like Thucydides) and by introducing foreign philosophers. She bore an unconventional personality with a political mind a fact that caused her the loss of her Greek citizenship twice. She was active in feminism and left-wing politics and, yet, she did not hesitate to criticize both when they contradicted with her philosophy.
With “Introduction to Philosophy” (1962) and her studies on analytical philosophers Bergson, Russell, Popper and Wittgenstein, she examined contemporary philosophical issues. In her autobiographical work “Nike” (1961) she mourns the death of her daughter with a hymn to women.