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Periclean

[per-i-klee-uh n]
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adjective
  1. of or relating to Pericles or to the period (Periclean Age) when Athens was intellectually, artistically, and materially preeminent.

Origin of Periclean

First recorded in 1815–25; Pericle(s) + -an
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Examples from the Web for periclean

Historical Examples

  • Let us now compare the nomenclature of the pre-Persian and Periclean temples.

    The American Journal of Archaeology, 1893-1

    Various

  • You will have ample material; his oratory is not of the Periclean type.

  • She was undoubtedly a model of female perfection after the Periclean standard.

    Oliver Cromwell

    Samuel Rawson Gardiner

  • We speak of the Periclean, the Augustan, the Elizabethan age.

    The Color Line

    William Benjamin Smith

  • Only imagine the joyful ease of being a poet in the Periclean atmosphere!

    The Joyful Heart

    Robert Haven Schauffler


British Dictionary definitions for periclean

Periclean

adjective
  1. of or relating to Pericles or to the period when Athens was the intellectual and artistic leader of the Greek city-states
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