It has been argued that Aspasia of Miletus wrote Pericles Funeral Speech. Read this article about Aspasia and this article on prostitution Why is she considered “the most important woman of the era”? What do you find surprising/interesting about this information

As the topic of your post, you may choose anything in the lecture, the textbook chapter or the video. Or you can go with ONE of the following prompts. Whatever you choose, be sure to heed the Discussion Guidelines and include a relevant, accurate reference to the course material and make your own reflections/insight/opinions. I want to see some “I” statements, like “I believe” or “I think”! Avoid just listing information! 200 word minimum.
As noted in the Chapter 2 text and lecture, the ancient Greeks understood the power and essential morality of democracy, yet excluded large groups of people from full participation in it. Why, in your opinion, did they not include everyone? How has that changed over time?
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The Art of the Western World video begins with this quote by Percy Shelley: “We are all Greeks. Our laws, our literature, our religion, our arts have their roots in Greece. But for Greece, we might still be savages and idolaters.” After reading this chapter, do you agree with Shelley? Why or why not?
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Here’s another quote by Shelley: “The human form and the human mind attained a perfection in Greece.” Do you agree? What were the values of Greek society that led them to consider the human body the epitome of beauty and the human mind the source of greatness?
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Read this article on Sappho (Links to an external site.)and answer at least one of the following questions: What are some of the controversies surrounding her life and works? Which poem or line of verse draws your attention and why? Why do you think she was so admired by her contemporaries?
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Watch these clips from Lysistrata. Why is this Greek play considered a comedy? Why does historians argue it has the capability to “still shock a modern audience”? According to PBS, why does this story still resonate today?
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It has been argued that Aspasia of Miletus wrote Pericles Funeral Speech. Read this article about Aspasia and this article on prostitution Why is she considered “the most important woman of the era”? What do you find surprising/interesting about this information

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