Periclean Athens and the decline of taste
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Periclean Athens and the decline of taste by Geoffrey Stephen Kirk

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Published by Graduate School of Tulane University in New Orleans (La.) .
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  • Athens (Greece) -- History

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StatementGeoffrey Kirk.
SeriesAndrew W. Mellon lectures
LC ClassificationsDF227 K5
The Physical Object
Pagination48 p. :
Number of Pages48
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Open LibraryOL21089032M

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In a speech in which Thucydides put into the mouth of Pericles at the end of Book 1, successfully urging the Athenians not to submit to the Spartan demands, Pericles asserted his confidence that Athens could survive in war; and when Thucydides summed up Pericles' life he declared that this military estimate was sound. Was Thucydides right? The answer lies in consideration of Spartan : George Cawkwell.   Author of Periclean Athens and the decline of taste, Towards the Aegean Sea, Die vorsokratischen Philosophen. Studienausgabe. Einführung, Texte und Kommentare., Les philosophes présocratiques, Die vorsokratischen Philosophen. Einführung, Texte und Kommentare., The Presocratic philosophers, Myth, The presocratic philosophers. The challenge of Periclean Athens to the students of civilizations is unmistakable: the city and its empire reached a level of culture and well-being scarcely paralleled in the history of man elsewhere. And like the characters in a Greek tragedy, the city and its leaders and citizens were busy in their time of glory making provision for their own tragic decline."I have tried to suggest in. Pericles of Athens is the first book in more than two decades to reassess the life and legacy of one of the greatest generals, orators, and statesmen of the classical world.

Fifth-century Athens witnessed a striking series of changes in funerary customs. Not long after the start of the century, large-scale sculpted stone monuments stopped decorating private graves, a change usually attributed to the so-calledpost aliquantofunerary decree mentioned by Cicero (Leg. –26) limiting the size, cost, and manner of decorating the graves. In the second and third quarters of the fifth century BC, when Athens became both politically and culturally dominant in the Greek world, Pericles was the leading figure in the city's public life. At this time Athens developed an empire of a kind which no Greek city had had before, and its politics were reshaped by the new institution of democracy.   Pericles’ earliest recorded act, the financial sponsorship of a play by Aeschylus in B.C., foreshadowed the future leader’s wealth, artistic taste and political savvy. Pericles - Pericles - Restoring Athens’s preeminence: Hostilities among the Greek states had also come to an end in the Five Years’ Truce of Pericles now embarked on a policy designed to secure Athens’s cultural and political leadership in Greece. It had already dominated the alliance that had continued the Persian War after Sparta’s withdrawal in , a leadership strengthened by.

"Periclean" Athens witnessed tumultuous political and military events, and achievements of the highest order in philosophy, drama, poetry, oratory, and architecture. Pericles of Athens is the first book in more than two decades to reassess the life and legacy of one of the greatest generals, orators, and statesmen of the classical world. COVID Resources. Reliable information about the coronavirus (COVID) is available from the World Health Organization (current situation, international travel).Numerous and frequently-updated resource results are available from this ’s WebJunction has pulled together information and resources to assist library staff as they consider how to handle coronavirus. Pericles, (born c. bce, Athens—died , Athens), Athenian statesman largely responsible for the full development, in the later 5th century bce, of both the Athenian democracy and the Athenian empire, making Athens the political and cultural focus of Greece. His achievements included the construction of the Acropolis, begun in ISBN: OCLC Number: Notes: Originally published: London: Weidenfeld and Nicolson, Description: pages: 1 map ; 19 cm.