The Life and Times of PericlesBook - 2005
Greek soldiers defeated numerically superior Persian armies in several battles near the beginning of the fifth century B.C. That set the stage for what is known as the Golden Age of Greece, several decades of almost unparalleled accomplishments in art, politics, and civil affairs. The leader during this inspired era was a citizen of Athens named Pericles. He led many important political changes in the city. He was also largely responsible for the development of the Acropolis. Buildings such as the Parthenon still inspire awe and admiration among countless numbers of visitors to the site every year. Pericles was a controversial figure during his life. He often needed all his powers of persuasion to convince his fellow citizens to retain his position as an Athenian leader. His fellow citizens felt that he showed too much affection in public to the woman he loved. And he led Athens into a disastrous war. Book jacket.
Publisher: Hockessin : Mitchell Lane Publishers, 
Copyright Date: ©2005
Branch Call Number: J 938.04092 Peric-W
Characteristics: 48 pages : illustrations (some color), color map ; 25 cm.
Alternative Title: Pericles