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Introduction

Stephen V. Tracy

in Pericles: A Sourcebook and Reader

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520256033
eISBN:
9780520943629
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520256033.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

The fifth century began with the Persian Wars when the Persians attacked Greece and Athens, first in 490 under Darius and then in 480/79 under his son Xerxes. It ended with the protracted war between ... More


Thucydides' Portrait of Pericles I: Prelude to War

Stephen V. Tracy

in Pericles: A Sourcebook and Reader

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520256033
eISBN:
9780520943629
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520256033.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

The historian Thucydides provides us with our only extensive portrait of Pericles by a contemporary. He portrays him as the principal leader of the Athenians at the outset of the war between the ... More


Foreign Policy II: The Peloponnesian War

Loren J. Samons II

in What's Wrong with Democracy?: From Athenian Practice to American Worship

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520236608
eISBN:
9780520940901
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520236608.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

The Peloponnesian War resulted in the loss of the Athenian empire and the loss of its revenues, and the democracy largely fell back on its own wealthy citizens and silver from the Laurium mines to ... More


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