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Aspasia had a relatioship with Pericles and was an influential figure of ancient Athens.

  1. Modern and Contemporary era (1821 - )

    1973 Placed.

  2. Ottoman era (1453- 1821)

  3. Byzantine era (331 AC- 1453)

  4. Roman era (30 BC- 330 AC)

  5. Hellenistic era (322- 31 BC)

  6. Classical era (478-323 BC)

  7. Archaic era (800-479 BC)

  8. Geometric era (-1100- 800 BC)

  9. Prehistory (-1100 BC)

What I can see

The marble bust of Aspasia is a work of the sculptor Maria Karetsou and sits on a two-level pedestal. On the left, there is the engraved signature of the sculptor. The sculpture has been vandalized several times, sometimes with sprays, sometimes with detachment of parts of the face.

What I can't see

Aspasia came from Miletus, but spent most of her life in Athens. Plato, Aristophanes and Xenophon make references to her. She was the partner of the Athenian politician Pericles, on whom she is said to have had great influence. They also had a son. She was an educated woman, something unusual for the time. People of that era, as well as tradition, said that Aspasia ran a brothel and was a sex worker herself. Modern scholars, however, agree that these were slanders intended to hurt Pericles, as well as her, due to her strong personality.


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Loraux N., (2003), Aspasie, l’étrangère, l’intellectuelle, La Grèce au Féminin,  Belles Lettres


Savage Landor W., (2004), Pericles and Aspasia, Kessinger Publishing