Pericles Of Athens And The Birth Of Democracy

Pericles Of Athens And The Birth Of Democracy

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by Donald Kagan
     
 

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"Kagan, faithful to his lifelong fascination with Pericles . . . gives us an accessible and invaluable account of his life and deeds".--Allan Bloom, author of "The Closing of the American Mind".

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"Kagan, faithful to his lifelong fascination with Pericles . . . gives us an accessible and invaluable account of his life and deeds".--Allan Bloom, author of "The Closing of the American Mind".

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Democracy past and present is explored in this biography of Pericles, who governed Athens during the fifth century B.C., associated with such philosophers and artisans as Sophocles, Aeschylus and Phidias, and commissioned the Parthenon. Illustrated. (Dec.)

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ISBN-13:
9780684863955
Publisher:
Free Press
Publication date:
10/01/1998
Pages:
320
Sales rank:
611,348
Product dimensions:
6.02(w) x 8.96(h) x 0.88(d)

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Pericles of Athens and the Birth of Democracy 2.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
An engaging read. I doubt it's possible to read this book without comparing our politicians and democracy with Periclean Athens. Written for thinkers.
Guest More than 1 year ago
this is the worst book ever only read it if your forced to