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    Pericles Leadership

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    following a new leader, an Athenian statesman, Pericles, who had a fervent interest in advancing Athens. Under Pericles’ leadership, Athens experienced a period of time in the 5th century where they were regarded as the cultural, intellectual and commercial heart of the Hellenic world. Their hegemony and superiority contributed to the creation of a Golden Age, a valid title, which is currently embraced by historians. Athens flourished with culture during this time period, especially with the construction of the world’s most renowned Acropolis. Athens was also responsible for the development of democracy. Additionally, Athens had a substantial amount…

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    Pericles Golden Age

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    The Golden Age of Athens was a time of advancement in many areas of life such as architecture. Architecture during this period became more complex and unique with many different sculptures and columns. During this time Pericles was the leader, this is why this period is sometimes referred to as the ‘Age of Pericles’ (Cartwright). There were many things that affected architecture and how it developed during this time including the impact from the economy, and the wars. I believe one of the main…

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    Pericles is a fearless leader. The dictionary defines a leader as a person who leads. A leader also is a guiding or directing head, as of an army or political group. Pericles successfully lead a military, built a a democracy, and built many cultural projects. With all of his successes, 446 to 429 BC, have been called the Age of Pericles. Pericles was born in 495 BC in Athens and lived until he passed in 429 BC because of the plague. In 461, he ruled Athens until the day he died. According to…

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    Pericles, Athenian statesman of the 5th century B.C., whose name is closely associated with the great age of Athenian democracy and culture, the Athenian Empire, and the Peloponnesian War. He was born about 495 B.C., son of Xanthippus, a well-known political figure during the period of the Persian Wars, and Agariste, of the Alcmeonid family, one of the most prominent in Athens. Although little is known of his youth, two men seem to have played an important role in his education: Damon,…

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    Pericles Funeral Oration

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    cultivate refinement without extravagance and knowledge without effeminacy…” In other words, the men of Athens are extremely hardworking without overdoing it and intelligent without having “the traits of a female.” According to the laws of Plato as well as Homer’s Odyssey, women spent their days indoors raising children, directing the slaves, preparing meals, and holding the fort down. They had little to no education; therefore, Pericles’s remark does not make sense. If the men had an education…

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    The Leaderships of Pericles and Lycurgus Although there were many other notable leaders from ancient Greece, Pericles and Lycurgus should both be noted as two of the more prominent leaders in Greek history. Each leader influenced their own city-states both politically and socially. Pericles was a military general, a public speaker, and a widely known statesman in Athens (Joshua J. Mark, PERICLES, aceint.eu). Lycurgus was a lawmaker in Sparta, and he established many of ancient Sparta’s…

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    In the Pericles’ Funeral Oration, he first explains the people before them. How they paved a path for the road that they are on now. “But what was the road by which we reached our position, what the form of government under which our greatness grew, what the national habits out of which it sprang...”. He is portraying the value of honor during this point of the speech. Pericles wants his people to believe they are fighting for the best city in the world. He does this by transitioning from…

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    Contrast: Pericles and Lycurgus Throughout history there have been leaders who greatly impacted their civilization. Pericles and Lycurgus’ leadership abilities, compared and contrasted as the two corresponded in the leading of their city-states of Athens and Sparta. As well as their impact on them politically and socially. When comparing Pericles and Lycurgus, the two leaders from rivaling city-states, related in multiple ways. To begin, both leaders impacted their city-states tremendously. For…

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    The Pericles Funeral Oration influenced the United States Bill of Rights. Pericles delivered his famous speech during the Peloponnesian War. His purpose for the speech was to honor the fallen soldiers and to inspire the people of Athens to keep on fighting. The principles for the Funeral Oration that influenced the United States Bill of Rights are personal freedom, rule by majority, and the right to get ahead through ability rather than social class. The Pericles Funeral Oration influenced the…

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    the society. After the first year of the Peloponnesian war, Pericles was chosen to speak at the funeral oration for the men who had died in the first year of combat. He used this occasion to ornate on the different aspects of Athenian democracy and also talks about…

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