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Pericles A Sourcebook and Reader

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ISBN-10: 0520256042

ISBN-13: 9780520256040

Edition: 2009

Authors: Stephen V. Tracy

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Pericles, Greece's greatest statesman and the leader of its Golden Age, created the Parthenon and championed democracy in Athens and beyond. Centuries of praise have endowed him with the powers of a demigod, but what did his friends, associates, and fellow citizens think of him? InPericles: A Sourcebook and Reader,Stephen V. Tracy visits the fifth century B.C. to find out. Tracy compiles and translates the scattered, elusive primary sources relating to Pericles. He brings Athens's political atmosphere to life with archaeological evidence and the accounts of those close to Pericles, including Thucydides, Aristophanes, Herodotus, Protagoras, Sophocles, Lysias, Xenophon, Plato, and Plutarch. Readers will discover Pericles as a formidable politician, a persuasive and inspiring orator, and a man full of human contradictions.
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Book details

List price: $34.95
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: University of California Press
Publication date: 5/11/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 204
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.638
Language: English

List of Passages Translated
List of Illustrations
Abbreviations and Primary Sources
Preface
Introduction: A Brief History of Athens in the Fifth Century
Chronology
The Life of Pericles
the primary sources Pericles' Writings
The Archaeological Evidence Inscriptions and Ostraca
Portrait Busts
The Building Program on the Acropolis
Thucydides' Portrait of Pericles I: Prelude to War
Thucydides' Portrait of Pericles II: The First Campaign and the Funeral Oration
Thucydides' Portrait of Pericles III: Plague, Last Speech, and Final Tribute
Aristophanes and Old Comedy: Caricature and Personal Attack
Herodotus
Protagoras
Sophocles' Oedipus: In the Image of Pericles
Lysias, Xenophon, and Plato
Plutarch and the Biographical Tradition
Afterword: The Legend of Pericles
Appendix: The Dryden Translation of Plutarch's
Life of Pericles
Recommended Reading
Glossary
Index