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  Pericles. Plutarch. 1909-14. Plutarch’s Lives. The Harvard Classics
Pericles, also, eager for distinction, then first obtained the decree for a contest in musical skill to be held yearly at the Panathenæa, and he himself, being chosen judge, arranged the order and method in which the competitors should sing and play on the flute and on the harp.
Pericles, however, was particularly charged with having proposed to the assembly the war against the Samians, from favor to the Milesians, upon the entreaty of Aspasia.
Pericles, however, after the reduction of Samos, returning back to Athens, took care that those who died in the war should be honorably buried, and made a funeral harangue, as the custom is, in their commendation at their graves, for which he gained great admiration.
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  Pericles - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Pericles' mother, Agariste, was the offspring of the noble though controversial family of the Alcmaeonids.
^ Aristophanes, The Acharnians, 528-531, Plutarch, Pericles, VIII, and Diodorus Siculus, XII, 40.
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 Pericles the Olympian
Pericles was very wealthy, and his skill with words made him famous in Athens while he was still a young man. But because he was afraid of being ostracised, and banished for being too great a man, Pericles stayed out of politics for a long time.
Pericles then said to the Athenians: "Then let the cost go to my account, not yours, but also let the inscription on the buildings be my name." After hearing this, the Athenians changed their minds and ordered Pericles to go ahead and to spare no expense.
Pericles plainly proved the truth of what Plato said about rhetoric, that it is the government of the souls of men, and its chief business is to address the emotions, which are like the strings or keys of the soul, and require a skillful touch to be played on with effect.
www.e-classics.com /pericles.htm   (4175 words)

  
 Pericles, Prince of Tyre - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Pericles, the young Prince (ruler) of Tyre, is there to win the hand of Antiochus's beautiful daughter by answering a riddle.
Pericles agrees, leaving Helicanus as regent in his place, and indeed an assassin arrives in Tyre shortly after Pericles departs.
However, Pericles' voyage is diverted by a storm that shipwrecks his vessel and washes him up on the shores of Pentapolis.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Pericles,_Prince_of_Tyre   (1223 words)

  
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When Pericles was in distress about this, Minerva appeared to him at night in a dream, and ordered a course of treatment, which he applied, and in a short time and with great ease cured the man.
Pericles, however, was particularly charged with having proposed to the assembly the war against the Samians, from favour to the Milesians, upon the entreaty of Aspasia.
Pericles however, after the reduction of Samos, returning back to Athens, took care that those who died in the war should be honourably buried, and made a funeral harangue, as the custom is, in their commendation at their graves, for which he gained great admiration.
classics.mit.edu /Plutarch/pericles.1b.txt   (5685 words)

  
 PERICLES
Pericles was the Greek statesman who led Athens to the height of its political power and its artistic achievement during the 'Periclean Age'.
Pericles was born into a wealthy Athenian family related to the democratic reformer Cleisthenes.
Pericles used the war hoard gained from the wars with Persia to built up a powerful navy and to beautify his city.
www.hyperhistory.com /online_n2/people_n2/ppersons2_n2/pericles.html   (189 words)

  
 Pericles - Crystalinks
The speeches of Pericles were not written down and preserved.
The funeral oration that he has Pericles deliver in honor of the dead during the first year of the Peloponnesian War is especially noble: "Of all cities Athens alone is even greater than her fame."
Pericles, Prince of Tyre a play written partly by William Shakespeare and included in modern editions of his collected plays.
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 Ancient History Sourcebook: 11th Brittanica: Pericles
In this crisis Pericles induced the Spartan leaders to retreat, apparently by means of a bribe, and hastened to reconquer Euboea; but the other land possessions could not be recovered, and in a thirty years' truce which was arranged in 445 Athens definitely renounced her predominance in Greece Proper.
Pericles himself led out a fleet against the seceders and, after winning a first engagement, unwisely divided his armament and allowed one squadron to be routed.
Pericles also incurred unpopularity because of his rationalism in religious matters; yet Athens in his time was becoming ripe for the new culture, and would have done better to receive it frorn men of his circle-Anaxagoras, Zeno, Protagoras and Meton -than from the more irresponsible sophists.
www.fordham.edu /halsall/ancient/eb11-pericles.html   (2931 words)

  
 Pericles, Greece, ancient history
Pericles was also considered an eloquent speaker who "carried the thunder and lightning on his tongue".
Pericles' rule as a statesman in Athens is called the Golden Age of Pericles, and he was an eager supporter of democracy.
Pericles' opponents had first not dared attacking the man himself, and so went after his friends, for example the sculptor Phidias by accusing him of embezzlement and Anaxagoras, accusing him of impiety.
www.in2greece.com /english/historymyth/history/ancient/pericles.htm   (400 words)

  
 HSC Online
One of the main reasons we know about Pericles is because he was held in such great awe by Thucydides, author of the (incomplete) history of the Peloponnesian War from 431 to 404 BC and general in the same war.
Pericles was born in Athens in the state of Attica in 494 BC into a very distinguished Athenian family.
Pericles’ mother, Agariste, was a member of the Alcmaeonid family, famous for its long involvement in Athens’ political history.
hsc.csu.edu.au /ancient_history/personalities/greece/2532/Pericles_family.html   (1092 words)

  
 Pericles, Prince of Tyre by William Shakespeare. Search, Read, Study, Discuss.
Pericles flees to the sea with his men and is caught in a storm which wrecks his ship and kills all but him.
Pericles, pregnant Thaisa, and her nurse Lychordia set sail for Tyre and again are caught in a storm, causing Thaisa to go into labor and deliver a daughter, who Pericles names Marina; however, Thaisa dies of complications during the labor.
Pericles, though refusing to believe her at first, comes to realize she really is his daughter and rejoices.
www.online-literature.com /shakespeare/pericles   (1770 words)

  
 Adventures in Philosophy: A Brief History of Political Philosophy
Pericles (495 B.C. Pericles (picture) was the political leader of Athens from about 460 to 429, a time at which Athenian culture and military power were at their height.
Pericles was involved in a war against Sparta and its allies that was concluded in 446-445.
Pericles, who was relying on the fleet and the empire's resources, planned to avoid a pitched battle with the Peloponnesians and to abandon the countryside to them.
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 Pericles. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
Under Pericles the Delian League reached its maximum efficiency as an instrument of Athenian imperialism; in 446 Pericles destroyed Euboea (now Évvoia), which had revolted against the league.
Pericles established colonies at Thurii in Italy and at Amphipolis.
The celebrated funeral oration that Pericles made at the end of the first year of war (as told by Thucydides) was a strong appeal to the pride and patriotism of the citizens.
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 SparkNotes: Pericles: Summary
Pericles first goes to Tarsus, where king Cleon and his wife Dionyza bemoan the famine that has beset their nation.
Meanwhile, Pericles goes on a trip to Tarsus to reunite with his daughter, but Cleon and Dionyza tell him that she has died, and show him the monument they have ordered built in order to erase their complicity in the matter.
Pericles and his family have endured the vagaries of fortune, and through it all remained virtuous, so in the end they were rewarded with the joy of being reunited.
www.sparknotes.com /shakespeare/pericles/summary.html   (811 words)

  
 Pericles - Shakespeare in quarto
There is also evidence that Pericles was performed by the King’s Men at the Globe at least once between 1625 and 1631, according to a transcription of an entry dated 10 June 1631 from the Office Book of the Master of the Revels.
Pericles is closely related to The Painfull Aduentures of Pericles Prince of Tyre by George Wilkins, published in 1608.
At Ephesus, in Diana’s temple, Pericles and Marina are reunited with Thaisa.
www.bl.uk /treasures/shakespeare/pericles.html   (1258 words)

  
 Temple of Pericles   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Pericles was especially influenced by two teachers, the Athenian Sophist and master of music Damon (flourished 5th century BC) and the Ionian philosopher Anaxagoras.
With the great wealth that came into the treasury, Pericles restored the temples destroyed by the Persians and built many new structures, the most splendid of which was the Parthenon on the Acropolis.
Pericles summoned the country residents of Attica within the walls of Athens and allowed the Peloponnesian army to ravage the country districts.
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 Temple of Pericles   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Pericles was especially influenced by two teachers, the Athenian Sophist and master of music Damon (flourished 5th century BC) and the Ionian philosopher Anaxagoras.
With the great wealth that came into the treasury, Pericles restored the temples destroyed by the Persians and built many new structures, the most splendid of which was the Parthenon on the Acropolis.
Pericles summoned the country residents of Attica within the walls of Athens and allowed the Peloponnesian army to ravage the country districts.
www.sangha.net /messengers/pericles.htm   (414 words)

  
 Past Productions: Pericles
Pericles, in search of a wife, sails to the city of Antioch, where the King has a beautiful and mysterious daughter.
Pericles successfully deciphers the riddle and learns that the King and his daughter have an incestuous relationship.
Pericles leaves his child with Cleon and Dionyza, King and Queen of Tarsus, and continues on his journey.
www.amrep.org /pericles   (537 words)

  
 The Age of Pericles
Pericles was born about 494 BC, probably in the country house of his father, Xanthippos, at Cholarges, the plain near Athens.
Pericles, like every intelligent man, was interested as a matter of course in the art and poetry which expressed the spirit of Athens: and Sophocles the poet, like every good citizen' was a man of action too' Long afterwards, in the year in which he produced his ---' he and Pericles were generals together.
Pericles himself was elected a Marshal of the Games at the next Panathenaia (probably 442), and personally drew up the regulations for the musical contests.
mars.wnec.edu /~grempel/courses/wc1/lectures/08pericles.html   (1984 words)

  
 Pericles (c. 495-429 B.C.)
Pericles maintained that they had no claim to inquire what was done with it, as long as they were efficiently protected from the Persians.
Much of it, therefore, was spent in the adornment of Athens with those splendid works of art of which some of the finest remains are now treasured in many fine museums, and on the religious festivals which, with their poetic and spectacular accompaniments, rejoiced the hearts and cultivated the taste of poor and rich alike.
Early in his career Pericles procured a decree inviting all the States of Greece to hold a congress for the purpose of establishing a federate union.
www.usefultrivia.com /biographies/pericles_001.html   (565 words)

  
 Dr. J's Illustrated Pericles' Funeral Oration   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Pericles praises Athens for her form of government - democracy - because it is only in a democracy that citizens are encouraged to contribute and participate in self-rule.
Although a democratic state, Periclean Athens appears to have a philosophy similar to that of the aristocratically-led Pesistratid Tyranny that preceded it in the sixth century BC: to prove by a glorious show of wealth and power his deep-seated belief that Athens is politically, economically, militarily, culturally and morally superior to her neighbors.
It is Pericles' rhetoric that makes this speech famous and the model for so many others in the course of history (Lincoln's Gettysburg Address and John F. Kennedy's inaugural address come immediately to mind).
people2.hsc.edu /drjclassics/texts/pericles/pericles.shtm   (2261 words)

  
 Shakespeare Resource Center - Pericles Synopsis
Pericles correctly guesses that the daughter of Antiochus is involved in an incestuous affair with her father.
Pericles makes arrangements to sail for Tyre with Thaisa, who is now pregnant with their child.
Unsurprisingly, Thaisa assumes that Pericles is lost at sea and promptly becomes a votaress in the Temple of Diana.
www.bardweb.net /plays/pericles.html   (398 words)

  
 Lambs' Tales From Shakespeare - Pericles
Pericles had not been here many days, before letters came from his faithful minister, warning him that it was not safe for him to stay at Tarsus, for Antiochus knew of his abode, and by secret emissaries despatched for that purpose sought his life.
Pericles had not been many months married to Thaisa, before he received intelligence that his enemy Antiochus was dead; and that his subjects of Tyre, impatient of his long absence, threatened to revolt, and talked of placing Helicanus upon his vacant throne.
Pericles arrived in safety at Tyre, and was once more settled in the quiet possession of his throne, while his woeful queen, whom he thought dead, remained at Ephesus.
shakespeare.palomar.edu /lambtales/LTPERI.HTM   (2842 words)

  
 Pericles, Prince of Tyre the play by William Shakespeare   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Pericles responds to his dilemma by starting on a tour that includes not only "normal experiences" like storms and famines, but also such abnormal and paranormal phenomena as pirates abducting children, births and burials at sea, the waking of the dead and a lengthy visit to a brothel.
It is believed that Pericles, Prince of Tyre was first performed between 1608 and 1609.
A famous quote from Pericles, Prince of Tyre is 'See where she comes apparelled like the spring'.
www.william-shakespeare.info /shakespeare-play-pericles-prince-of-tyre.htm   (682 words)

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