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Pericles: A Sourcebook and Reader [Paperback]

Stephen V Tracy

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8 May 2009
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? In "Pericles: 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' 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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"Easily readable and thoroughly engaging." New England Classical Journal 20110513 "Tracy has produced a useful short introduction to the sparse sources on Pericles and some of the modern interpretations of his career and personality. -- Susan Downie Mouseion 20100115

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Stephen V. Tracy is Visiting Scholar at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, Professor Emeritus at Ohio State University and Professor and Director Emeritus at the American School of Classical Studies in Athens. He is the author of several books, including Athens and Macedon: Attic Letter-Cutters of 300 to 229 B.C. (UC Press); Athenian Democracy in Transition: Attic Letter-Cutters of 340 to 290 B.C. (UC Press); and The Story of the Odyssey.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent and In-Depth Book 11 Jun 2009
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A book which is an excellent primer for both the novice and experienced reader of Greek classical history and its most important leader.
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