Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Aσπασία Stencil

There is a surprising lack of stencils of historical Greek women.

Not sure why that is.

Graffiti artists neglecting the classics? Stencilers not interested in ancient Athens? Maybe also the limited number of historical Greek women recorded in the records?


Here's a stencil of Aσπασία or Aspasia. She was originally from Miletus, then moved to Athens where she was an educated, independent woman and perhaps a hetaera. She paid taxes and is best known for being the mistress of the statesman Pericles.

More satisfying than finishing the Karl Rove with a mullet stencil.