Socrates And Aspasia At Chateau Versailles

“For three harlots all of Greece is set ablaze,” writes Aristophanes. He also mentions that two of those harlots are from the house of Aspasia. Aspasia! to whom Socrates would defer on the issues of matchmaking and the setting of the household. This woman of antiquity decorates several XVII century furniture pieces. Two of them you can see at Chateau Versailles. The composition comes from the painting of Michel II Cornelle Asphasia Disputes With Philosophers. What should I say? Many question the historical accuracy of this image, saying that in antiquity only in comedies birds rule, dogs judge, and women dispute with philosophers.

About versaillesgossip, before and after Francis Ponge

The author of the blogs Versailles Gossip and Before and After Francis Ponge, Vadim Bystritski lives and teaches in Brest France. The the three main themes of his literary endeavours are humor, the French Prose Poetry, the French XVII and XVIII Century Art and History. His writings and occasionally art has been published in a number of ezines (Eratio, Out of Nothing, Scars TV, etc). He also contributes to Pinterest where he comments on the artifiacts from the Louvre and other collections. Some of his shorter texts are in Spanish, Russian and French.
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