That having been said, I found a reference to a book that sounds
really interesting: _Hypatia's Heritage: A History of Women in
Science from Antiquity to the Late 19th Century_ by Margaret Alic,
The Women's Press, London 1986.
There is a new book out (heard a radio interview with the author
but her name escapes me) about the women in Caius Caesar's life.
Apparantly he was attracted to highly intelligent females and
thought Cleopatra had a sexy brain.
Riane Eisler compiled a lot of scattered historical references into _The
Chalice and the Blade_, but her focus is more sociological.
I find myself often referring to _Womanwords_ by Jane Mills, in which
she traces the historical entymology of all words relating to women.
(Words listed relating to intelligent women: bluestocking, governess,
midwife, spinster, witch)