The Resource Pericles of Athens

Pericles of Athens

Label
Pericles of Athens
Title
Pericles of Athens
Creator
Contributor
Language
eng
Summary
Pericles has had the rare distinction of giving his name to an entire period of history, embodying what has often been taken as the golden age of the ancient Greek world. "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. In this compelling critical biography, Vincent Azoulay provides an unforgettable portrait of Pericles and his turbulent era, shedding light on his powerful family, his patronage of the arts, and his unrivaled influence on Athenian politics and culture. He takes a fresh look at both the classical and modern reception of Pericles, recognizing his achievements as well as his failings while deftly avoiding the adulatory or hypercritical positions staked out by some scholars today. From Thucydides and Plutarch to Voltaire and Hegel, ancient and modern authors have questioned the great statesman's relationship with democracy and Athenian society. Did Pericles hold supreme power over willing masses or was he just a gifted representative of popular aspirations? Was Periclean Athens a democracy in name only, as Thucydides suggests? This is the enigma that Azoulay investigates in this groundbreaking book. Pericles of Athens offers a balanced look at the complex life and afterlife of the legendary "first citizen of Athens" who presided over the birth of democracy
Cataloging source
AU@
Dewey number
938/.505092
Index
no index present
LC call number
DF228.P4 -- A9613 2010eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Label
Pericles of Athens
Publication
http://library.link/vocab/branchCode
  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Cover -- Title -- Copyright -- Dedication -- CONTENTS -- List of Figures -- Foreword: Introducing Azoulay's Pericles -- Acknowledgments -- INTRODUCTION -- CHAPTER 1 An Ordinary Young Athenian Aristocrat? -- CHAPTER 2 The Bases of Periclean Power: The StratÄ“gos -- CHAPTER 3 The Bases of Periclean Power: The Orator -- CHAPTER 4 Pericles and Athenian Imperialism -- CHAPTER 5 A Periclean Economy? -- CHAPTER 6 Pericles and His Circle: Family and Friends -- CHAPTER 7 Pericles and Eros: Caught between Civic Unity and Political Subversion -- CHAPTER 8 Pericles and the City Gods
  • CHAPTER 9 After Pericles: The Decline of Athens? -- CHAPTER 10 The Individual and Democracy: The Place of the "Great Man" -- CHAPTER 11 Pericles in Disgrace: A Long Spell in Purgatory (15th to 18th Centuries) -- CHAPTER 12 Pericles Rediscovered: The Fabrication of the Periclean Myth (18th to 21st Centuries) -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index
Control code
ocn956677989
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (313 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781400851171
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b3517481x
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)956677989
  • jstor1400851173

Library Locations

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      75 Pigdons Road, Waurn Ponds, Victoria, 3216, AU
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