Aspasia
A classical bust of Aspasia
A classical bust of Aspasia

Aspasia (ah-SPAY-zee-ah) was a Greek woman famous for her involvement with the Greek statesmen, Pericles. Very little is actually known about her, though some sources claim she ran a brothel, or perhaps was a hetaera, the Ancient Greek equivalent of a Geisha. Her name means welcome.

Aspasia is Aegialeā€™s daughter with Ptolemy. She is set to marry Doricles of Arcadia, though she does not love him. He comes to her room to woo her and there Hermes finds them and kills Doricles.

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