Pericles : A Sourcebook and Reader (Paperback)

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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. Tracy compiles and translates the scattered, elusive primary sources relating to Pericles. He brings Athens''s political atmosphere to life with archaeological evidence and the accounts of those close to Pericles, including Thucydides, Aristophanes, Herodotus, Protagoras, Sophocles, Lysias, Xenophon, Plato, and Plutarch. Readers will discover Pericles as a formidable politician, a persuasive and inspiring orator, and a man full of human contradictions.

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Publisher Univ of California Pr
Mfg Part# 9780520256040
SKU 209927279
Format Paperback
ISBN10 0520256042
Release Date 5/11/2009
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Book Format Paperback
Number of Pages 0219
Publisher University of California Press
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