Examples from the Web for pericles
“I think there is a real difference, as Pericles and Machiavelli said, between leading and being led,” she said.
In fact, they had less to resent in Pericles than in any previous leader of the democracy.
"A pig," Mr. Pericles here ventured to remind her, murmuring as one in a dream.
And so was fulfilled the proverbial command of Pericles, that Aegina ought not to remain the eyesore of Athens.
The Tinleys of Bloxholme still kept to dancing, and had effectually driven away Mr. Pericles from their gatherings.
Pericles has borne all his misfortunes with the dignity of an immortal.Philothea|Lydia Maria Child
British Dictionary definitions for pericles
Word Origin and History for pericles
Athenian statesman (c.495-429 B.C.E.), from Greek Perikles, literally "far-famed," from peri "all around" (see peri-) + -kles "fame" (see Damocles). His leadership of Athens marks its intellectual and material zenith. Related: Periclean.
Culture 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.