Pericles









Pericles


Pericles [per-i-kleez] Examples noun

  1. c495–429 b.c., Athenian statesman.

Examples from the Web for pericles Contemporary Examples of pericles

  • “I think there is a real difference, as Pericles and Machiavelli said, between leading and being led,” she said.

    Freshman Terror

    Benjamin Sarlin

    August 3, 2009

  • Historical Examples of pericles

  • The testimony of Pericles, Alcibiades, and Plato, confirmed the truth of his words.

    Philothea

    Lydia Maria Child

  • No one of our kindred must enter the family of Pericles as a slave.

    Philothea

    Lydia Maria Child

  • Pericles was usually represented with a helmet, to cover the deformity in his skull.

    Philothea

    Lydia Maria Child

  • “When we are in Athens, I will show you something more beautiful than these,” said Pericles.

    Philothea

    Lydia Maria Child

  • “Yet it is ever thus, when Plato is with us,” exclaimed Pericles.

    Philothea

    Lydia Maria Child

  • British Dictionary definitions for pericles Pericles noun

    1. ?495–429 bc, Athenian statesman and leader of the popular party, who contributed greatly to Athens’ political and cultural supremacy in Greece. In power from about 460 bc, he was responsible for the construction of the Parthenon. He conducted the Peloponnesian War (431–404 bc) successfully until his death

    Word Origin and History for pericles Pericles

    Athenian statesman (c.495-429 B.C.E.), from Greek Perikles, literally “far-famed,” from peri “all around” (see peri-) + -kles “fame” (see Damocles). His leadership of Athens marks its intellectual and material zenith. Related: Periclean.

    pericles in Culture Pericles [(per-uh-kleez)]

    A statesman of ancient Greece, who tried to unite the country under the leadership of his own city, Athens (see also Athens). Pericles also promoted democracy within Athens. His rule is sometimes known as the Golden Age of Greece. Many magnificent buildings, including the Parthenon, were built under his administration. He led the Athenians at the beginning of the Peloponnesian War but died soon afterward.

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