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Pericles of Athens

Vincent Azoulay

Pericles of Athens

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Published .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Politics and government,
  • Biography,
  • Statesmen

  • Edition Notes

    StatementVincent Azoulay ; translated by Janet Lloyd ; foreword by Paul Cartledge
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsDF228.P4 A9613 2014
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxiv, 291 pages
    Number of Pages291
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL27164244M
    ISBN 100691154597
    ISBN 109780691154596
    LC Control Number2013026887
    OCLC/WorldCa858080278


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Kagan's Pericles of Athens and the Birth of Democracy is Pericles of Athens book extremely well-written book on a remarkable statesman who lived nearly twenty-five hundred years ago.

The historian Thucydides called him Athens's `first citizen'. During his thirty years of near dominance as that city-state's leader, Athens enjoyed great wealth, a democratic form of Cited by: Pericles of Athens is the first book in decades to reassess the life and legacy of one of the greatest generals, orators, and statesmen of the classical world.

In this compelling critical biography, Vincent Azoulay takes a fresh look at both the classical and modern reception of Pericles, recognizing his achievements as well as his by: 7. Pericles (also spelled Perikles) (c. – BC) was a prominent and influential statesman, orator, and general of Athens during the city's Golden Age—specifically, the time between the Persian and Peloponnesian wars.4/5.

Donald Kagan presents a brilliant perspective on Athenian politics in Pericles of Athens and the Birth of Democracy. Rather than deliver a straight forward biography of a great man of history, Kagan dissects his life into key phases and forms chapters based on a unique chronological theme-based narrative rather than event driven topics/5.

Pericles of Athens is the first book in decades to reassess the life and legacy of one of the greatest generals, orators, and statesmen of the classical world.

In this compelling critical biography, Vincent Azoulay takes a fresh look at both the classical and modern reception of Pericles, recognizing his achievements as well as his failings.

"Periclean" Athens witnessed tumultuous political and military events, and achievements of the highest order in philosophy, drama, poetry, oratory, and architecture. Pericles of Athens is the first book in more than two decades to reassess the life and legacy of one of the greatest generals, orators, and statesmen of the classical by: 7.

Pericles and the Golden Age of Athens By Evelyn Abbott G. Pericles of Athens book Sons, Read Overview Pericles on Stage: Political Comedy in Aristophanes' Early Plays By. Finally, and most substantially, in his book "The Parallel Lives," the first century C.E.

Roman historian Plutarch wrote the "Life of Pericles" and a "Comparison of Pericles and Fabius Maximum." English translations of all of these texts are long out of copyright and available on the Internet.

Providing a thorough critique and analysis of Thucydides' neglected book 8, Taylor shows that Thucydides praises political compromise centered around the traditional city in Attica. In doing so, he implicitly censures both Pericles and the Athenian imperial project itself. Pericles (pĕr´Ĭklēz), c– BC, Athenian was a member of the Alcmaeonidae family through his mother, a niece of Cleisthenes.

He first came to prominence as an opponent of the Areopagus () and as one of the prosecutors of Cimon, whom he replaced in then on he was the popular leader in Athens.

As strategos, or military commander, c he campaigned. Pericles, (born c. bce, Athens—diedAthens), Athenian statesman largely responsible for the full development, in the later 5th century bce, of both the Athenian democracy and the Athenian empire, making Athens the political and cultural focus of Greece.

His achievements included the construction of the Acropolis, begun in Pericles Pericles of Athens book Athens is the first book in decades to reassess the life and legacy of one of the greatest generals, orators, and statesmen of the classical world.

In this compelling critical biography, Vincent Azoulay takes a fresh look at both the classical and modern reception of Pericles, recognizing his achievements as well as his failings/5(2).

The new Acropolis Museum, the Parthenon, Athens Historical Center and the Odeum of Herodes Atticus are approximately mi away from Pericles apartment.

Athens International Airport is at 12 mi. Couples in particular like the location – they rated it for a two-person trip/10(26).

Pericles, Greece's greatest statesman and the leader of its Golden Age, created the Parthenon and championed democracy in Athens and beyond. Centuries of praise have endowed him with the powers of a demigod, but what did his friends, associates, and fellow citizens think of him.

In Pericles: A Sourcebook and Reader, Stephen V. Tracy visits the fifth century B.C. to find out. Pericles of Athens is the first book in decades to reassess the life and legacy of one of the greatest generals, orators, and statesmen of the classical world.

In this compelling critical biography, Vincent Azoulay takes a fresh look at both the classical and modern reception of Pericles, recognizing his achievements as well as his failings/5(38). Pericles of Athens is Janet Lloyd's fluid translation of the French original, Pericles: La democratie athenienne a l'epreuve du grand homme (Paris, ), into the English language.

In this book, Vincent Azoulay offers a sensitive and wide-ranging treatment of the scant evidence for the life of the Athenian statesman. OCLC Number: Notes: "First printed "--Title page verso. Description: pages ; 18 cm: Contents: Athens and the rise of Pericles. The curse of the Alkmeonidai ; Education of a radical ; Pericles and Kimon --Pericles and the empire: A general of the republic.

Pericles of Athens is the first book in decades to reassess the life and legacy of one of the greatest generals, orators, and statesmen of the classical world. In this compelling critical biography, Vincent Azoulay takes a fresh look at both the classical and modern reception of Pericles, recognizing his achievements as well as his :   Donald Kagan is one of the foremost historians on the Greece during the time of Pericles.

This book is a skillful demonstration of his command of the history and historical texts combined with the story-telling aspect that makes history three by: Athens witnessed tumultuous political and military events, and achievements of the highest order in philosophy, drama, poetry, oratory, and architecture.

Pericles of Athens is the first book in more than two decades to reassess the life and legacy of one of the greatest generals, orators, and statesmen of File Size: 1MB. Pericles of Athens is the first book in decades to reassess the life and legacy of one of the greatest generals, orators, and statesmen of the classical world.

In this compelling critical biography, Vincent Azoulay takes a fresh look at both the classical and modern reception of Pericles, recognizing his achievements as well as his failings.4/5(4).

Pericles, the most revolutionary figure ever found in the history of Ancient Greece was born of a distinguished family about B.C. probably in the country house of his father in the plain near Athens. Pericles's father, Xanthippos, was a rising general and politician.

Pericles' Funeral Oration from the Peloponnesian War (Book ) This famous speech was given by the Athenian leader Pericles after the first battles of the Peloponnesian war. Funerals after such battles were public rituals and Pericles used the occasion to make a classic statement of the value of Size: 90KB.

How does Thucydides explain Pericles’ success as leader of Athens. Thucydides Book 3 (selections) [If you are pressed for time, you may skip reading Book 3, sectionsandbut be sure to read ] The Debate in Athens over the Revolt of Mytilene.

BCE. Map: Greece/Aegean/Greek Dialect Areas. Pericles and Athens. London: Hodder & Stoughton for the English Universities Press, (OCoLC) Online version: Burn, A.R.

(Andrew Robert), Pericles and Athens. London: Hodder & Stoughton for the English Universities Press, (OCoLC) Named Person: Pericles; Pericles: Material Type: Biography: Document Type: Book. describing Pericles’ rule over Athens, Greek historian Thucydides wrote “In name democracy, but in fact the rule of one man.” The “Age of Pericles” was Athens’s Golden Age, and the city blossomed under his leadership.

Pericles wanted Athens to be a model for the world. He made it a centerpiece of art, philosophy, and Size: 2MB. Democracy past and present is explored in this biography of Pericles, who governed Athens during the fifth century B.C., associated with such philosophers and artisans as Sophocles, Aeschylus and Phidias, and commissioned the Parthenon.

Illustrated. (Dec.) Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly/5(3). "Periclean" Athens witnessed tumultuous political and military events, and achievements of the highest order in philosophy, drama, poetry, oratory, and es of Athensis the first book in more than two decades to reassess the life and legacy of one of the greatest generals, orators, and statesmen of the classical world.

First Citizen. Pericles of Athens and the Birth of Democracy. by Donald Kagan. The Free Press. $ In part a biography of the famous Athenian statesman and general, Donald Kagan’s masterly Pericles of Athens and the Birth of Democracy is also a concise introduction to the political life of Athens in the 5th century B.C.E.—its moment of greatest glory and greatest peril—as.

Acclaimed as "the first citizen of Athens", Pericles was one of the greatest statesmen ancient Greece ever produced. During the Golden Age of Athens, in the much admired 5th century B.C., Pericles epitomized the influential politician. But he was also a brilliant orator and military leader brought up in the competitive environment of Greek.

Pericles of Athens Vincent Azoulay, trans. from the French by Janet Lloyd. Buy this book the author depicts Pericles as a formidable strategos overseeing grandiose public works, including. Pericles, a great supporter of democracy, was a Greek leader and statesman during the Peloponnesian War.

He was so important to Athens that his name defines the Periclean age ("The Age of Pericles"), a period when Athens rebuilt what had been destroyed during the recent war with Persia (the Greco-Persian or Persian Wars). Pericles is considered by many to be the supreme practitioner of ancient statecraft who broadened the Athenian democracy to include more citizens than ever before and brought Athens to Author: Matthew A.

Sears. Thucydides. "Book Two: Pericles' Funeral Oration," "Book Three: The Mytilenian Debate," "Book Five: The Melian Dialogue," and "Book Six: Launching of the Sicilian Expedition." In History of the Peloponnesian War.

Translated by Rex Warner, with an Introduction and Notes by M. Finley. Penguin Classics, ISBN: Shakespearean Romance.

This is a pretty big deal, ladies and gents. Pericles is Shakespeare's first crack at the genre of "romance."No, not the hot and heavy, handcuffs and roses, 50 Shades of Grey-style of romance that we're used to hearing about these days. We're talking about a genre of plays popular in Renaissance England.

Tarsus is Pericles's first stop, where Cleon assumes that Pericles's ships contain soldiers intent on conquering Tarsus when none can defend it. Pericles instead gives corn to the nation, and the citizens are grateful.

Cleon later pledges to take care of Pericles's infant. Pericles of Athens. Translated by Janet Lloyd. Forward by P. Cartledge. Princeton, NJ: Princeton Univ. Press. DOI: / E-mail Citation» An intelligent, sometimes hastily opinionated book, exciting but caveat lector. For example, in evaluating ancient sources, chapter 4 accepts comedy and Duris of Samos (much criticized by.

Thucydides (cBC) and Sophocles (BC) would have known one another in Athens, although it is hard to say much more than that for a lack of evidence.

The two works mentioned above were produced at about the same time. The play Oedipus was probably produced about BC, and the plague of Athens occurred in BC.

This is a strange situation. For, like Pericles' career, the Parthenon is not a testament to Athenian democracy, humanism, or liberalism, although some scholars still hold versions of this view.

A temple to Athens's patron deity, Athena, the building was financed in part by money the Athenians had exacted from other Greek : L. Samons.