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I was named well…

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Aspasia charms Pericles and Socrates

I was named for a French cheese and an ancient Greek philosopher, so it’s only fitting that I’m creating a blog with thoughts and experiences about food.

My middle name, Aspasia, is after an ancient Greek intellectual.  She was known to be witty and entertaining; a socialite and a philosopher.1)http://penelope.uchicago.edu/~grout/encyclopaedia_romana/greece/hetairai/aspasia.html

Pericles, leader of Athens during it’s Golden Age, was in love with her but unable to marry her since she was from a foreign state. 2)http://www.classicalathensgoldenage.com/pericles_aspasia.htm

 

Both charming and influential, she hung out a ton with Socrates and they were known to have important discussions and influenced each other greatly.  

In fact, many philosophers and statesmen were known to seek her counsel.3)http://www.classicalathensgoldenage.com/socrates_aspasia.htm

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Aspasia and the philosophers discuss the meaning of life

As for my first name, Brie, I once asked my mother if she’d named me after the cheese.  She just laughed at me.  I guess I have to take that as a yes.

References   [ + ]

1. http://penelope.uchicago.edu/~grout/encyclopaedia_romana/greece/hetairai/aspasia.html
2. http://www.classicalathensgoldenage.com/pericles_aspasia.htm
3. http://www.classicalathensgoldenage.com/socrates_aspasia.htm

3 thoughts on “I was named well…”

  1. mom says:

    I don’t remember laughing at that question…are you taking literary liberties?

    1. brieaspasia@gmail.com says:

      You definitely did!

  2. mom says:

    I like the post!

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