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Pericles of Athens

Author: Vincent Azoulay
Publisher: Princeton, NJ : Princeton University Press, cop. 2014.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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. This book reassess the life  Read more...

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Named Person: Pericle
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Vincent Azoulay
ISBN: 9780691154596 0691154597
OCLC Number: 915923336
Description: xiv, 291 p. : ill. ; 25 cm
Contents: An ordinary young Athenian aristocrat? --
The bases of Periclean power : the strategos --
The bases of Periclean power : the orator --
Pericles and Athenian imperialism --
A Periclean economy? --
Pericles and his circle : family and friends --
Pericles and Eros : caught between civic unity and political subversion --
Pericles and the city gods --
After Pericles : the decline of Athens? --
The individual and democracy : the place of "the great man" --
Pericles in disgrace : a long spell in purgatory (15th-18th centuries) --
Pericles rediscovered : the fabrication of the periclean myth (18th-21st centuries).
Responsibility: Vincent Azoulay ; translated by Janet Lloyd ; foreword by Paul Cartledge.

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