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The definitive biography of the legendary first citizen of Athens

Pericles has the rare distinction of giving his name to an entire period of history, embodying what has often been taken as the golden age of the ancient Greek world. Periclean Athens witnessed tumultuous political and military events, and achievements of the highest order in philosophy, drama, poetry, orator
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Hardcover, 312 pages
Published July 21st 2014 by Princeton University Press (first published 2010)
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Maria Lianou
Εξαιρετικά ενδιαφέρον ανάγνωσμα! Καλογραμμένο, ισορροπημένο και με εμπεριστατωμένη επιχειρηματολογία. Φωτίζει την προσωπικότητα του Περικλή από πολλές πλευρές.
Ross Cohen
Jul 21, 2015 rated it really liked it
Lucid, balanced, and highly educational.
Erik Moore
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In Pericles of Athens, Vincent Azoulay has offered humanity two valuable threads in one well-woven book. The obvious gift is image revealed in the weft of Pericles' life in Athens, balancing his strengths and weaknesses, his tendency to placate the populous and then to offer vision, his strategic thinking and his reactionary moments. For that alone we could be greatly thankful. But perhaps the second gift, while more subtle, is the more valuable. It is the warp of history as Pericles' reputation ...more
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Shelves: history, greece
Initially I thought book will be organized chronologically and based on Pericles biography, but in fact it was organized by topics that the authors thought were relevant to understand 5th century BC Athens and Pericles role in city's life.

Over centuries since fall of ancient Greek civilization educated establishment in the West took mutually exclusive view of Pericles. Until 19th century, most writings dedicated to ancient Greek considered Pericles in negative light due to Athens legacy in Pelop
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Sep 05, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: history
Pericles of Athens provides a well-researched and well-rounded biography of the titular figure. Azoulay's ten chapters on the life and times of Pericles, corresponding to themes rather than narrative chunks, are followed by a surprisingly thorough and interesting two chapters on Pericles's legacy to the present day. Despite the stability of his regime, Pericles has been subject to the wildest vicissitudes of popular and academic opinion for the last ~2500 years. Azoulay gives all these interpret ...more
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