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Pericles of Athens

Vincent Azoulay


Pericles has had the rare distinction of giving his name to an entire period of history, embodying what has often been taken as the golden age of the ancient Greek world. “Periclean” Athens witnessed tumultuous political and military events, and achievements of the highest order in philosophy, drama, poetry, oratory, and architecture. This is the first book in more than two decades to reassess the life and legacy of one of the greatest generals, orators, and statesmen of the classical world. It provides an unforgettable portrait of Pericles and his turbulent era, shedding light on his powerful ... More

Keywords: democracy, Pericles, Athens, oratory, arts, Athenian politics, Athenian culture, Athenian society

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780691154596
Published to Princeton Scholarship Online: October 2017 DOI:10.23943/princeton/9780691154596.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Vincent Azoulay, author
University Paris-Est Marne-la-Vallée