(409) Aspasia

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Discovered 1895 Dec. 9 by A. Charlois at Nice.

Named for the Greek adventuress (470?–410 B.C.) and consort of Pericles. Aspasia of Miletus was a famous courtesan. Her house was a literary and philosophical center. (H 45)

See also the remarks to planet  (356).

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