Aspasia and the Life of a Foreign Woman in Ancient Greece

As Plutarch was writing about the Athenian statesman Pericles, he was amazed by “the great art or power this woman had, which she used to please the leading men of the state.” This unusual woman is Aspasia.

When the World Despairs, Humanity turns to Their Women: The Wisdom of Heroines in Mythology and Ancient History

Heroines don’t often go on quests or engage in combat with monsters or gods. But there is a lot more to heroism than punching monsters. There’s independence, fortitude, humility and sacrifice.