- c470–410 b.c., Athenian courtesan, mistress of Pericles.
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Historical Examples of aspasia
Eudora took it with a deep blush, saying, "Aspasia gave it to me."
"I crave pardon," interrupted Aspasia, with haughty impatience.
It is not for Aspasia, the gifted daughter of Axiochus, that I plead.
Aspasia said wisely, that the spirit of beauty flows in, only where the proportions are harmonious.
He dislikes to have me visit Aspasia; and was angry because I danced with Alcibiades.
- 5th century bc, Greek courtesan; mistress of Pericles
Word Origin and History for aspasia
beautiful and capable Milesian consort of Pericles, proper name from fem. of Greek aspasios "welcome," related to aspazesthai "to welcome," of uncertain origin.