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Pericle e Aspasia

Italian translation: Politics in Ancient times...

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20:38 Nov 10, 2003
Greek to Italian translations [PRO]
Art/Literary
Greek term or phrase: Pericle e Aspasia
Carissimi, eccovi la frase che non riesco a disimbrogliare, perche' non conosco la storia di Pericle e Apasia, purtroppo. PER FAVORE, RISPONDETEMI IN ITALIANO, INGLESE, SPAGNOLO, RUSSO, basta che non sia in greco, non lo conosco:
Anassagora lascio' Atene incalzato da accuse di ateismo. E LO STESSO PERICLE POTE' ESSERE SFIORATO DA ACCUSE DEL GENERE NELLA PERSONA, A LUI CARA, DI ASPASIA.
Ossia nessuno ha incolpato Pericle, hanno incolpato Aspasia? Oppure grazie ad Aspasia hanno accusato anche Pericle di ateismo?
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Neva M.
Local time: 17:34
Italian translation:Politics in Ancient times...
Explanation:
The story of Pericles and Aspasia has many aspects, perhaps because the public focus on them at the time could probably be equaled to the papparazzi fever surrounding celebrities and politicians today. He was King, she was a former prostitute and liberal public orator; I mean, this is the stuff tabloid dreams are made of. :)

Aspasia was not a citizen of Athens, so technically they couldn't have been married, but for all intents and purposes she was Pericles' wife. (They had a son, the younger Pericles, later also King.) She was something of a philosopher and, being the King's confidante and advisor, a strong political force.

The couple were accused of various things at various times, but to answer your question regarding the charges of impiety, it was only Aspasia and Anaxagoras (also Pericles' advisor, his religious beliefs were deemed radical for that time) who were officially charged. Pericles was never charged directly, but it most likely was intended as an attack on him and his power, so perhaps that is what your phrase is referring too, ie. that he too could be charged, or that he is charged by association, or that he is the true target of the accusation of his beloved.

Aspasia was aquitted, Anaxagoras was banished from Athens for 30 years, Pericled died at some point and Aspasia lived on prosperously and always as a powerful force. It is an interesting tale. I must admit, I had to refresh my knowledge and do a little web surfing on this. There are many pages out there on the couple and their history. Enjoy!
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Ioanna Karamanou
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Local time: 10:34
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You are great! Efharisto poli :)
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Politics in Ancient times...


Explanation:
The story of Pericles and Aspasia has many aspects, perhaps because the public focus on them at the time could probably be equaled to the papparazzi fever surrounding celebrities and politicians today. He was King, she was a former prostitute and liberal public orator; I mean, this is the stuff tabloid dreams are made of. :)

Aspasia was not a citizen of Athens, so technically they couldn't have been married, but for all intents and purposes she was Pericles' wife. (They had a son, the younger Pericles, later also King.) She was something of a philosopher and, being the King's confidante and advisor, a strong political force.

The couple were accused of various things at various times, but to answer your question regarding the charges of impiety, it was only Aspasia and Anaxagoras (also Pericles' advisor, his religious beliefs were deemed radical for that time) who were officially charged. Pericles was never charged directly, but it most likely was intended as an attack on him and his power, so perhaps that is what your phrase is referring too, ie. that he too could be charged, or that he is charged by association, or that he is the true target of the accusation of his beloved.

Aspasia was aquitted, Anaxagoras was banished from Athens for 30 years, Pericled died at some point and Aspasia lived on prosperously and always as a powerful force. It is an interesting tale. I must admit, I had to refresh my knowledge and do a little web surfing on this. There are many pages out there on the couple and their history. Enjoy!


    Reference: http://ancienthistory.about.com/library/weekly/aa032498.htm
    Reference: http://old.jccc.net/~jjackson/part.html
Ioanna Karamanou
United States
Local time: 10:34
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish, Native in GreekGreek
PRO pts in pair: 8
Grading comment
You are great! Efharisto poli :)

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