PERICLES AND CLASSICAL ATHENS (2009)
Evi Pini

Price: € 13.80

Publisher: Foundation of the Hellenic World - Erevnites
48 Pages
ISBN: 978-960-368-440-4
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Pericles, son of Xanthippus from demos of Cholargos, was one of the most important men of ancient Greek history, the most significant state man who appeared in the 5th century BC. The author outlines the life of the great Athenian politician using quotes from historian, such as Plutarch and Thucydides.

However, the private life is the beginning from which Classical Athens of the 5th century BC emerges in all its aspects: political life, society, culture, the Peloponnesian War. We learn about the conflicts between democrats and oligarchs, the function of Athenian democracy, the courts and the institution of ostracism. In addition, we see the role of women in that era’s society, the education of young Athenians and the inspired plan of erecting temples, including the Propylaia and Parthenon. Particualr emphasis is given to the Peloponnesian War, with its tragic consequences to Athenian society. The book comes to an end with a reference to the heritage left by the "gold century" of Pericles to the West and the adventure of the antiquities from the Parthenon to the British Museum.

The Book is on sale at the Museum Shop, in the Cultural Centre of FHW, as well as at major bookstores in Greece. For further information contact the Museum Shop of the Cultural Centre, tel.: +(30) 212 254 0000 or write at sales@ime.gr.

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