Definition of Pericles in English:

Pericles

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Pronunciation: /ˈpɛrɪkliːz
 
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( Circa 495–429 bc), Athenian statesman and general. A champion of Athenian democracy, he pursued an imperialist policy and masterminded Athenian strategy in the Peloponnesian War. He commissioned the building of the Parthenon in 447 and promoted a flourishing of Athenian culture.

Derivatives

Periclean

adjective
More example sentences
  • And this he is writing less than one hundred years after the brilliant age of Periclean democracy.
  • Aristotle took this scheme from his teacher Plato, who in turn owed it to Empedocles, a philosopher who lived during Athens's Golden Age of Periclean democracy in the fifth century BC.
  • Plato was a professional philosopher who ‘came from families of the ruling aristocracy at the height of the Periclean glory’.

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