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* Transformed the architecture of Athens
* Goals = "(1) to strengthen Athenian democracy, (2) to hold
and strengthen the empire, and (3) to glorify Athens".
(World History, 2012:
* Ruled Athens for 32
The Age of Pericles
*Delian League = Athens + Athen's Allies
*Peloponnesian League = Sparta + Spartan's Allies
The Delian and the Peloponnese Leagues
"As Athens grew in wealth,
, and power, other city-states began to view it with
. Ill will was especially strong between Sparta and Athens. Many people thought that war between the two was inevitable. Instead of trying to avoid conflict, leaders in Athens and Sparta pressed for a war to begin, as both groups of leaders believed their own city had the advantage. Eventually, Sparta declared war on Athens in 431 B.C."
(World History, 2012: 137)
The Peloponnesian War
Main Characteristics and variations made by Pericles:
*Leader chosen by lot
* Increased number of public officers --> All Athenian men were
with the public life
* Public positions must be payed
The Athenian Democracy
Greatest architects and artists to glorify Athens --> New buildings and sculptures
The Parthenon --> Athena