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Pericles has had the infrequent contrast of giving his identify to a whole interval of heritage, embodying what has usually been taken because the golden age of the traditional Greek global. “Periclean” Athens witnessed tumultuous political and armed forces occasions, and achievements of the top order in philosophy, drama, poetry, oratory, and structure. Pericles of Athens is the 1st e-book in additional than 20 years to re-evaluate the lifestyles and legacy of 1 of the best generals, orators, and statesmen of the classical world.

In this compelling serious biography, Vincent Azoulay offers an unforgettable portrait of Pericles and his turbulent period, laying off gentle on his robust kin, his patronage of the humanities, and his unmatched impression on Athenian politics and tradition. he is taking a clean examine either the classical and sleek reception of Pericles, spotting his achievements in addition to his failings whereas deftly heading off the adulatory or hypercritical positions staked out through a few students at the present time. From Thucydides and Plutarch to Voltaire and Hegel, historic and sleek authors have puzzled the good statesman’s dating with democracy and Athenian society. Did Pericles carry best strength over keen plenty or was once he only a talented consultant of well known aspirations? used to be Periclean Athens a democracy in identify purely, as Thucydides indicates? this can be the enigma that Azoulay investigates during this groundbreaking book.

Pericles of Athens deals a balanced examine the complicated existence and afterlife of the mythical “first citizen of Athens” who presided over the beginning of democracy.

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