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Aspasia

(ăspā`shə, –zhə), fl. mid-5th cent. B.C., Athenian courtesan. A woman of great beauty and intelligence, she became the mistress and, according to some poets, adviser of PericlesPericles
, c.495–429 B.C., Athenian statesman. He was a member of the Alcmaeonidae family through his mother, a niece of Cleisthenes. He first came to prominence as an opponent of the Areopagus (462) and as one of the prosecutors of Cimon, whom he replaced in influence.
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 after he divorced (445 B.C.) his wife. She is the chief figure in Aspasia, a dialogue by Aeschines the Socratic, in which she criticizes the training of women. She also appears in the Menexnus, probably written by Plato, and in the writings of XenophonXenophon
, c.430 B.C.–c.355 B.C., Greek historian, b. Athens. He was one of the well-to-do young disciples of Socrates before leaving Athens to join the Greek force (the Ten Thousand) that was in the service of Cyrus the Younger of Persia.
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, who wrote favorably of her.

Aspasia

mistress of Pericles; byword for cultured courtesan. [Gk. Hist.: Benét, 58]

Aspasia

pathetic figure bearing fate with fortitude. [Br. Lit.: The Maid’s Tragedy]
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Aspasia kendisine isnat edilen suctan aklanir ama bir kadinin mahkeme tarafindan yargilanmasi bile cok onemli bir olaydir; onemli bir ayricaliktir; cunku mahkemede yargilanmak icin bile erkek olmak ve doga uzerine calismak gerekir.
36) Bruni begins by contextualizing Battista's education with classical precedents: "There is, indeed, no lack of examples of women renowned for literary study and eloquence that I could mention to exhort you to eloquence," citing Cornelia, Sappho, and Aspasia.
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The warrior King of Pontus struggles with his sons, Farnace and Sifare, for power and the love of Aspasia; Aspasia and the sons face possible exile or execution from him.
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The Polish soprano Aleksandra Kurzak looked and sounded perfect as Aspasia, the woman wanted by both father and sons, with no hint of strain in the role's many floridly decorated passages.
Sir Charles Mackerras returns to conduct the performance and alongside the WNO Chorus will be Bruce Ford as Mitridate, former WNO associate artist Joanne Boag as Arbate, Emma Bell as Sifare, Emma Matthews as Aspasia and Marianna Pizzolato as Farnace.
4) Aspasia Camargo et al, O golpe silencioso, Rio de Janeiro, Rio Fundo, 1989.
For as long as there have been male philosophers, there have been female ones, too - from Aspasia, courtesan to the Athenian statesman Pericles, who was born in the same year as Socrates, to Simone de Beauvoir, long-term partner of French existentialist Jean-Paul Sartre.
Socrates speaks highly of Aspasia the woman who taught him rhetoric.
She was born June 24, 1928, in Chicago to Harry and Aspasia Doumerous Thodos.
But Mozart gave unforgettable voice to Don Giovanni, Donna Anna, Leporello, the Commendatore, the Queen of the Night, Sarastro, Papageno, Tamino, Tito, Vitellia, Don Alfonso, Guglielmo, the Count and Countess, Figaro and Susanna, Cherubino, Constanze, Osmin, Idomeneo, Electra, Zaide and Gomatz, Mademoiselle Silberklang, Sandrina, Podesta, Mitridate, Aspasia, but also the Christian Spirit (Christgeist) and World Spirit (Weltgeist), Apollon and Hyacinth, Bastien and Bastiennne and so on, just to mention about a quarter of the characters of his dramatic works, almost every one of them unique and irreplaceable.