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Per·i·cles

 (pĕr′ĭ-klēz′) c. 495-429 bc.
Athenian leader noted for advancing democracy in Athens and for ordering the construction of the Parthenon.

Per′i·cle′an (-klē′ən) adj.

Periclean

(ˌpɛrɪˈkliːən)
adj
(Historical Terms) of or relating to Pericles or to the period when Athens was the intellectual and artistic leader of the Greek city-states

Per•i•cle•an

(ˌpɛr ɪˈkli ən)

adj.
of or pertaining to Pericles or to his age, the period of Athenian intellectual, artistic, and material preeminence.
[1815–25]
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The culmination of the Periclean strategy was the Athenian success at Pylos and the capture of Spartan forces on the island of Sphacteria in 425.
That's the Parthenon on the Acropolis,' said the boy's mother, a pretty woman in a wide-brimmed hat and Wayfarers, as she pointed to the Periclean masterpiece on the plateau, the proud symbol of the Greek people since Plato wrote his 'Republic.
His project of recovery offers us a conception of tragedy that neither overburdens it with stifling exactness and anachronistic assumptions nor fails to respect it as a transhistorically meaningful category of art, one that can accommodate both the Counter-Reformation and Periclean Athens; King Lear and Willy Loman; post-Kantians and sixteenth-century humanists.
A weird chapter on the erotic messaging of Periclean democracy does not seem so strange when one recalls that in his funeral oration of 431 BC Pericles urged the Athenians to become lovers (erastai) of Athens.
The Greek culture of the Sophists had developed out of all the Greek instincts; it belongs to the culture of the Periclean age as necessarily as Plato does not: it has its predecessors in Heraclitus, in Democritus, in the scientific types of the old philosophy; it finds expression in, e.
4) Grote held Periclean Athens higher than what he called the democratic governments "of modern times" (150).
Classicism for him is not an evaluative concept but a description of the function of art in the time surrounding Periclean Athens.
There is no suggestion that she has been a citizen in Athens, and in Athens marriage is only possible between two citizens (the force of the Periclean citizenship law appertaining to the comic world).
away from the introspective suppression of dissent within the academy"--an assessment that ascribes Periclean eloquence and force to Bill Clinton's Sister Souljah speech.
Ellos son obra de Hermann Strasburger, "Herodotus and Periclean Athens" (1955), Charles Fornara, "Herodotus' perspective" (1971), y Philip Stadter, "Herodotus and the Athenian arche" (1998).
Periclean Athens was perhaps the golden age of ancient Greece.
Some of my favorite biographies are about people who followed the Periclean mold and dedicated themselves to public service: Ron Chernow's biography of Alexander Hamilton; Edmund Morris' series on Theodore Roosevelt; Winston Churchill's endearing "My Early Life.