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Transcript of Pericles
Born in Athens
Son of Xanthippus, who was famous fleet commander
Died: 429 BCE
Lived to be 64 years old Dates Pericles Lived & Worked Where He Lived & Worked Bibliography http://www.pbs.org/empires/thegreeks/htmlver/characters/f_pericles.html
"history of ancient Greece" - Nathaniel Harris Lived and worked in Athens all of his life as a Athenian statesman & general Major Contributions Mastermind behind the construction of the Parthenon (greek temple)
Most ambitious building program in Greek history
Cost 5000 talents= $3 billion today
Used 20,000 tons of marble
Made Famous speech "Funeral Oration"
After first battles of Peloponnesian War
Ruled from 460 BCE- death in 429 BCE
During the "Golden Age" Pericles was the statesman who was largely responsible for the full development of the Athenian Democracy. Where it was more based on being ruled by the people, and where people had an equal opportunity to serve in the public. He strengthened Democracy in Athens, making them the political focus of Greece. Our government was based off of the Greek government, in which Pericles created. He had a huge impact on our American government today. Parthenon Quotes of Pericles Acropolis Statue/Temple of Athena "What you leave behind is not what is engraved in stone monuments, but what is woven into the lives of others."
"Freedom is the sure possession of those alone who have the courage to defend it."
"Time is the wisest counselor of all." Examples Of Pericles' Work