Pericles and His Circle by Anthony J. Podlecki
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Pericles and His Circle
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Pericles and His Circle

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Pericles and His Circle by Anthony J. Podlecki

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Perikles, the creator of the reputation of Classical Athens was an enigmatic figure. This book traces Perikles' development from a somewhat hesitant, though left-leaning politician, to a mature statesman fully committed to expanding Athens' maritime empire and using the material benefits of that empire to improve the ordinary lives of Athenian citizens. Podlecki examines Perikles' actions and interactions with a large and varied circle of friends, acquaintances, and political adversaries and shows how his circle of friends advised and influenced his development as a leader. Perikles, the 'first citizen', as Thucydides termed him, was a man characterised by a subtle versatility and tenacity of purpose. Of paramount importance was that Athenians be made to appreciate their superiority, and also develop a willingness to assert it, even if that meant war with the Spartans and their allies. Podlecki examines the wealth of sources and documentation on Perikles to provide a lucid account of the achievements of the man, which is both comprehensive and eminently readable.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780415067942
ISBN-10: 0415067944
Format: Hardback
(234mm x 156mm x 25mm)
Pages: 264
Imprint: Routledge
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 25-Dec-1997
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Anthony J. Podlecki

Anthony J. Podlecki was educated at Holy Cross College, Oxford University and the University of Toronto. He taught at Northwestern University and Pennsylvania State University before joining the staff of the University of British Columbia in 1975. He has translated various Greek tragedies and has written several books on Athenian history.

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