Ancient Philosophy

Women Philosophers in Ancient Greece and Rome

Who was Aspasia of Miletus?

Aspasia of Miletus (c. 470–c. 400 B.C.E.) was an influential member of the Sophistic movement. She was married to Pericles (495–429 B.C.E.), considered to be knowledgeable about statecraft, and was said to have taught Socrates himself rhetoric. When she was put on trial on charges of impiety, her husband secured her acquittal.


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