Aspasia] - act. Aspasia was also assumed to commit such...

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Jinal Patel Professor Fatemi Western Civilization November 2, 2011 Aspasia (440 B.C.) Aspasia was a Milesian woman who was famous for her involvement with the Athenian statesman Pericles. Very little is known about the details of her life. She spent most of her adult life in Athens, and she may have influenced Pericles and Athenian politics. She is mentioned in the writings of Plato, Aristophanes, Xenophon, and other authors of the day. Aspasia was born in Miletus and belonged to a wealthy family. In 440s Aspasia's family moved to Athens and settled there. They were considered Metrics, or non-Athenians Living in the city. Metrics were forced to pay more tax and weren't entitled to full rights. Aspasia's beauty are her accomplishments gained her a great reputation in Athens. Aspasia was a lover of an Athenian politician Pericles. In the later 430s, opponents of Pericles, the father, were accused of committing a disrespectful
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Unformatted text preview: act. Aspasia was also assumed to commit such acts, but she was never convicted of doing it. After the death of Aspasia's lover, Pericles, in 429, she lived with fried Lysicles and eventually had an affair with him. Due to ill-fate, Lysicles was killed during a political campaign in Caria in 482/427.Aspasia was known as the advisor of Pericles in all the political organizations. She is also known to be the cause of Samian and Peloponnesian war. She was represented as criticizing the manners and training of the women of her time. Source: http://www.livius.org/as-at/aspasia/aspasia.html. Jinal Patel Professor Fatemi Western Civilization November 2, 2011 Battle of B.C. ( David: Goliath) This battle took place 200 years after Moses died....
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This note was uploaded on 12/20/2011 for the course ENGLISH, H 467 taught by Professor Cordeba during the Spring '11 term at Cornell University (Engineering School).

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