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    Pericles

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    interpretation of Pericles’ Funeral Oration is a significant text of the Classical World, delivered by Pericles during 5th Century Greece and the Age of Pericles. It is intended as an account of the soldiers lost during the Peloponnesian War, however it is a statement that expresses the myth and ideals of Athens, all of which are relevant to 5th century Athens. It functions as a model for future societies and portrays the unique image and characteristics of Athens. Within the oration, Pericles emphasizes

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    Pericles

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    Pericles of Ancient Greece once said, “What you leave behind is not what is engraved in stone monuments, but what is woven into the lives of others.” He lived out this motto all throughout his life; in politics, war, and his personal life before rule. Pericles was over all one of the best leaders of Athens. Pericles was born in 495 BC. His name means “surrounded by glory” in Greek. He was raised in an Aristocratic family and through his mother he is related to Cleisthenes. In 472, Pericles sponsored

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    Pericles Contributions

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    LW 7/8 Pericles: An Important Figure in Ancient Greece Pericles, whose name means “surrounded by glory”, was a statesmen of Athens, Greece during the Golden Age between 495 – 429 BC. He rose to become one of the greatest leaders of Athens as a statesman, orator, and a general. The period during which he led Athens, from 461 to 429 BC, is sometimes known as the "Age of Pericles" because of his contributions to the arts, architecture, and to Athens as a military power. Pericles was so

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    Pericles Essay

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    Pericles was an Athenian political leader mostly accountable for the complete growth of both the Empire and democracy of Athens during the 5th century. His policies contributed to the expanding power and influence of the Athenian Empire through the growth of the Athenian military, foreign policies with Sparta, political development, the introduction of an Athenian coin, and the beautification of Athens through a building program. As a result Athens became the political and social focus of Greece

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    Pericles: A Man of the People

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    Pericles was born in Athens to an aristocratic family roughly in 493 BC (Lewis). His father, Xanthippus, was a military leader in the battle of Mycale in 479 BC where the last vestiges of Xerxes’ fleet were defeated (Halsall). Pericles’ mother, Agariste, was a member of the Alcmaeonid family (Lewis). Given that he was of aristocratic birth Pericles obtained his education from some of the greatest minds in Greece (Lewis). He was educated musically by Damon and philosophically by Zenon of Elea and

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    Significance of Pericles' Death The death of Pericles was a significant event in the course of the Peloponnesian War; however, even without Pericles' leadership the Athenian Assembly had countless opportunities to prevent their loss and chose not to take them. The fickleness and inefficiency of democracy ('the mob') allowed the Athenians to be easily influenced and therefore electing populists such as Cleon, Lysicles and Hyperbolus into dominant leadership roles. Election, via democratic means

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    Pericles Biography

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    1 The aristocrat Pericles was responsible in every way for the development of the Athenian democracy. Pericles was one of the rare men who didn’t just accept the world’s conditions, but he tried to shape it to an image in his mind, the image of a perfect, or almost perfect democracy.# He was a high government official in the Athenian democracy during the years 446-429 B.C., which is now called the Periclean Age. He wasn’t the founder or inventor of democracy but he came to its leadership 50 years

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    Speech of Pericles

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    (63) 'Once more, you are bound to maintain the imperial dignity of your city in which you all take pride; for you should not covet the glory unless you will endure the toil. And do not imagine that you are fighting about a simple issue, freedom or slavery; you have an empire to lose, and there is the danger to which the hatred of your imperial rule has exposed you. Neither can you resign your power, if, at this crisis, any timorous or inactive spirit is for thus playing the honest man. For by this

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    Athenian Democracy and Pericles

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    who made significant contributions to the development of the Athenian democracy were Solon (594 BC), Cleisthenes (508/7 BC), Pericles (495 – 429 BC) and Ephialtes (462 BC). Pericles was the longest serving democratic leader who contributed much development in democracy in the city. This paper will give an account of the age of the Pericles. No one would deny that Pericles was the most prominent Greek statesman and spokesperson during the Golden Age. His contribution was largely felt during the

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    Athenian Leader: Pericles the Great

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    revolutionized the world. Pericles is also among this extravagant group. Pericles, leader of Greece in its Golden Age, revolutionized the city of Athens, its government and its people. The life of Pericles was by far very prominent. Born in 495 B.C.E., Pericles was not only a statesman, but also a general in the army. He was intelligent, serious, and physically “perfect” (Hamish 18). As his status grew in Athenian government, his influence on the people of Athens grew too. “Pericles was the statesman and

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