Pericles Essay

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  • Pericles : The Age Of Pericles Essay

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    Pericles, the man whose name has the meaning “surrounded by glory” behind it certainly lived up to that title, considering the years he ruled Athens is known to be called the ‘Age of Pericles’. Being born into a wealthy leading family, Pericles was surrounded by artists and philosophers and received an excellent education which would subsequently lead him to his career. He first made a name for himself in the courtroom where he prosecuted the leading statesmen, Cimon, for accepting bribes in exchange

  • Pericles

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    Pericles Pericles was an ideal leader. Not only was he a prominent general, he was also known for being a legislator, speechmaker, and an armed chief. “’Our love of what is beautiful does not lead to extravagance, our love of the things of the mind does not make us soft.’” What this quotation is telling us explicitly is that Athenians are strong and they don’t succeed just because of love and beauty. Implicitly what Pericles means here is how he views the Athenian polis. The Athenians do not

  • Pericles : The Life And Life Of Pericles

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    Pericles was born in Athens, Greece in approximately 495 BCE. Because of his family’s wealth and nobility Pericles was able to pursue education. He had access to some of the best teachers. He enjoyed studying, politics, music, philosophy and ethics. He became the leader of Athens in 461 BCE until he died. Pericles died of the plague in 429 BCE in Athens, Greece. His father, Xanthippus, was a politician and a popular general. His mother, Agariste, was a member of the Alcmaeonidae noble family who

  • Essay Pericles

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

  • Pericles Vs Alcibiades

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    people to lead Athens through the war and molded Athens' future. The two pioneers are cousins, Pericles and Alcibiades. They have various similitudes, similar to their genealogy and instruction, while additionally using their interesting identities in their authority abilities. One of the major, and self-evident, similitudes between the two Athenians is that they originate from a similar ancestry. Both Pericles' and Alcibiades' moms were from the honorable family Alcmaeonidae. The Alcmaeonidae were additionally

  • Significance of Pericles' Death

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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

  • Pericles Golden Age

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    said. Pericles saw that the Athenians were losing a battle when it comes to accomplishments in the arts, citizenship, and democracy. When he gained power, he led Athens into a Golden Age. A Golden Age is when high level of accomplishments is reached in a society. Pericles help create Athenian Golden Age because of how he brought brought the idea of citizenship, the arts reaching it’s highest peak, and created the basic principles of democracy that we use today. During the reign of Pericles, he brought

  • Pericles The Politician By Plutarch

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    Plutarch – “Pericles the Politician” Plutarch was a well-known and respected historian, biographer, and philosopher. He held a very high status in society. He taught philosophy in Rome for some time and was granted high office by the royal family. When he returned to his native town in Greece, he was appointed as the Priest of Apollo. He wrote many philosophical essays as well as biographies of influential people during the times. This particular document was written by Plutarch as a biographical

  • Pericles : The Golden Ruler

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    in the baser metal category, soldier-guardians were in the silver category, and the elite philosopher-rulers were in the gold category. Also, Plato stated that to be a man of gold, one must possess the traits of wisdom, courage, and self-control. Pericles, a vital factor in Athenian’s success during the beginning of the Peloponnesian War, was placed into said gold category due to his ability to lead and possession of these traits. Furthermore, Plato declared that when a city was under the leadership

  • Pericles Leadership Style

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    Described by Thucydides as “the foremost Athenian and most able in speech or action [at the time of the Peloponnesian War,]” Pericles ushered in what was widely known as the “Golden Age of Athens” (31). He often exercised great prudence in his decision making and was widely admired by the Greek people. The man stressed justice, the worth of the Empire, and cleaving one’s personal interests to those of the city. Through his eloquent speeches and definitive actions he captured both the hearts of the

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