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Transcript of Early life
By Emma Glaser
*Pericles was born in Athens, Greece.
*Date of birth 495 BC
*He was best known for being a leader in Athens during the Golden Age.
Pericles became a general, called Stragegos, of the Athens army. He lead many successful army expeditions. He also helped take control over the city of Delphi from the Spartans. One more thing he did was conquered the Thracian peninsula of Gallipoli. Then Pericles established Athenian colony in the area.
Time in the Military and War Strategies
Pericles worked on reforming the Athenian democracy. He also introduced new ideas and laws. One of the laws were that if you severed in a jury you would be paid. Only the rich could afford to take off work and serve in a jury.
Contributions to the community.
Pericles family was wealthy and his his father Xanthippus was a very popular general. He grew up during the Persian Wars. Also because of his family wealth he had some of the best teachers in Athens. Some of the things he loved to learn are Music, Politics,Ethics, and Philosophy.
This is the Parthenon it was used as a treasury in Athens Greece.
This is a court room
In Pericles early career he took on a powerful group of leaders called the Areopagus. With Pericles allies, he helped to strip these men of their power. That was a very important part of history of democracy. He became more popular with the people of Athens and he moved to the forefront of Athenian politics.
Pericles wanted to establish Athens as the leader of the Greek world and wanted to build an acropolis to represent the city's glory. Pericles rebuilt many temples on the acropolis that were destroyed by the Persians. He also made walls be built in order to protect the city.
This is one side of the wall
that protects the city.
Not long after the Persian War, "Pericles gave a famous speech called the Funeral Oration. The speech was in honor of the soldiers who had already died. In the speech he described Athenian ideals and democracy. It was written down and that is one of the main ways that historians know about how the people of Athens thought.
This is a picture of
the speech "Funeral
Peninsula of Gallipoli.
Slogan by Pericles
Pericles once said " Freedom is the sure possession of those alone who have the courage to defend it."
Music is by: Eyna
This is an old song so i think it would g with what we were doing.