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 (ă-spā′zhə) fl. c. 440 bc.
Greek hetaera and lover of Pericles who was noted for her wisdom, wit, and beauty.
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(Biography) 5th century bc, Greek courtesan; mistress of Pericles
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(æˈspeɪ ʃə, -ʒə)

c470–410 B.C., Athenian courtesan: mistress of Pericles.
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He had another son, Pericles the younger, with his mistress Aspasia of Miletus.
He notes, seminally, that in one of the dialogues attributed to Plato, Menexenus, Socrates quotes at quite some length a eulogy on the death of worthy Athenian soldiers composed by Aspasia, to whom he further attributes the authorship of an earlier, more memorable epitaphios, the so-called "Pericles's Funeral Oration" recorded by Thucydides.
In "Game of Fangs: The Vampire and Neoliberal Subjectivity," Aspasia Stephanou reads the vampire in contemporary literary and filmic fiction as a metaphor for neoliberal subjects and processes, and their relations to capitalism and individual subjectivity.
Against Darkstar Derbyshire on Saturday, coach Manuel Santos started with Mara Mata, Aggie Kozlovska, Marinka van Bergen, Julia Constantinou, Daniella Webb-Porto, Diana Beljaars and libero Aspasia Karyofylli.
It will all begin tomorrow with A Sea of Songs concert with the Estudiadina of Nea Ionia Orchestra together with singers Costas Makedonas, Aspasia Stratigou and Apostolos Mosios, and go right the way through until September 20.
Nessa ocasiao ele nos contou como, alguns anos antes, ele tinha recomendado a Calias que enviasse seu filho Hiponico a Aspasia, para aprender politica.
Their chapters include beyond surprise: looking again at the sleeping hermaphrodite in the Palazzo Massimo, from mystery masterpiece to Roman artwork: the journey of the Aspasia statue type in the Roman Empire, at face value: painted ladies on Pompeian walls, narratives of the courtship of Mars and Venus in Roman painting and poetry, and the votive relief from House V.3.10 in Pompeii: a sculpture and its context reexamined.
Aikaterini Solomou, Pantelis Kraniotis [ID], Aspasia Rigopoulou, and Theodore Petsas
Trabeae Comoediographi; Martia, Hortensii; Terentia, Tulli; Calphurnia, Plinii, Pudentilla, Apulei; Rusticiana Symmachi; Corynna, Nasonis; Cesennia, Getulici; Argentana Lucani; Lamia, Demetrii; Phryne, Timothei; Flora, Pompeii; Aspasia, Periclis; Rodopis, Psammetici; et Antonii Cleopatra.