Aspasia



c470–410 b.c, Athenian courtesan, mistress of Pericles.
Historical Examples

One of these was Aspasia, the friend of the famous Pericles, who later made her his wife.
Woman and Socialism August Bebel

Aspasia sank on the couch, and bowed her head upon her hands.
Philothea Lydia Maria Child

How many monarchs are forgotten while Aspasia is remembered!
The City of Delight Elizabeth Miller

Aspasia said wisely, that the spirit of beauty flows in, only where the proportions are harmonious.
Philothea Lydia Maria Child

The influence of Socrates also began to bear fruit after the days of Pericles and Aspasia.
The Outline of History: Being a Plain History of Life and Mankind Herbert George Wells

Eudora took it with a deep blush, saying, “Aspasia gave it to me.”
Philothea Lydia Maria Child

Fired by her success, another Milesian girl, named Aspasia, established herself at Athens.
The History of Prostitution William W. Sanger

It is not for Aspasia, the gifted daughter of Axiochus, that I plead.
Philothea Lydia Maria Child

It is probable that Aspasia was still in her twenties when Pericles first met her, while he himself was much older.
Greek Women Mitchell Carroll

Aspasia remained in Athens, triumphant over the laws of religion and morality.
Philothea Lydia Maria Child

noun
5th century bc, Greek courtesan; mistress of Pericles

beautiful and capable Milesian consort of Pericles, proper name from fem. of Greek aspasios “welcome,” related to aspazesthai “to welcome,” of uncertain origin.

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