The death of Pericles in the first years of the Peloponnesian War marks a turning point in Thucydides’ history. In his famous assessment of Pericles (2.65) Thucydides favourably contrasts Pericles with his successors and offers a telescopic view of the reasons that contributed to the downfall of
’ ( i .22.4). Of all the famous events Thucydides’ History 1 records, its presentation of Pericles, the democratic leader of Athens’ maritime empire, stands out as arguably the most famous. Given the importance to the History of both Pericles and the Athens that he led, it is reasonable to suspect a
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to an end by the Pontic expedition of Pericles.
Still, controversy persists. Koshelenko’s hypothesis has not been fully accepted by the academic community. Some researchers agree that the Cimmerian Bosporus was within the Persian sphere of influence, perhaps even a subject of the Empire, 49 others
one of the most complex examples of intertextuality in Plutarch’s works. 3
This occurs in the Life of Pericles , one of Plutarch’s finest and most important biographies. The prologue to the Pericles , in its allusiveness and complexity, is one of the most intriguing, and it is this part of
name' as in Eur. Andy. 20. The preverb èx- here means 'to its full extent', and therefore means 'to name fully, to call by one's exact name' 8). DE BILT, Kometenlaan 6 A. H. M. KESSELS MISCELLANEA PERICLES TONANS Many years ago, in 1929, I stated as my opinion that the famous verses in Aristophanes
hoplites; sixteen thousand more soldiers in the garrison-posts; twelve hundred cavalry, including mounted archers; sixteen hundred unmounted archers; three hundred triremes fit for service. This may look like an empire’s grocery list, but is, in fact, part of a speech purportedly delivered by Pericles in
principle , by conveying unequivocally all positive traits, but to be fair, traits that are commonly associated with the ideal of democracy.
An ideal democracy is, on the other hand, the one pictured by Pericles in a famous section of the Funeral Speech recorded by Thucydides, i.e., 2.37.1, a passage