But of the much-vaunted Periclean
orator whose rhetoric can defy electoral forces, there was no sign.
The magazine noted with some approval the "Periclean
words" of John Kennedy on the 1960 presidential campaign trail, but took a dim view of everything that ensued, including the young president's stumbling performance in the Bay of Pigs invasion in 1961.
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.
Making references to Socrates being charged of sophistry and Plato's attempts to set them apart in the dialogues, the book dwells deeper into the social changes that the Sophists encouraged and the political changes that Periclean
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.'
The problem for Rawls would then be to justify dismissing the sensible moral judgments of competent moral judges in, say, Periclean
Athens in favor of the moral judgments of their more liberal descendants in modern-day Western democracies.
W.: <<Axiosis, the New Arete: A Periclean
Metaphor for Friendship>>, The Classical Quaterly, Oxford, Vol.
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 reader is taken on a journey through time periods and cultures as diverse as Ancient Egypt, Mesopotamia, Periclean
Greece, and Republican Rome, before winding up in the late fourth-century Roman Empire.
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.g., the high culture of Thucydides.
He then describes Athens in the fifth century, focusing on imperial policy and the economy, and probes the extent to which these spheres were "Periclean
" (chapters four and five).