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Example sentences from the Web for Pericles
“I think there is a real difference, as Pericles and Machiavelli said, between leading and being led,” she said.
Soon after this the Samian war broke out, in which Pericles gained high renown as a naval commander.
Thucydides was ostracized, and to the end of his life, Pericles reigned the undisputed master of the public policy of Athens.
The plague ravaged the city in 430, and in the autumn of the following year, Pericles died after a lingering fever.
Hence we cannot wonder, when days of trouble broke over Athens, how that men spoke bitterly of Pericles and all his glory.
At this time also lived the great sculptor Phidias, and to him Pericles intrusted the decoration of the new temple.Greek Sculpture|Estelle M. Hurll
British Dictionary definitions for Pericles
Cultural definitions for Pericles
A statesman of ancient Greece, who tried to unite the country under the leadership of his own city, Athens (see also Athens). Pericles also promoted democracy within Athens. His rule is sometimes known as the Golden Age of Greece. Many magnificent buildings, including the Parthenon, were built under his administration. He led the Athenians at the beginning of the Peloponnesian War but died soon afterward.