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Pericles: A Sourcebook and Reader
     

Pericles: A Sourcebook and Reader

by Stephen V. Tracy
 

"Pericles was first citizen at Athens when tragedy, comedy, architecture, rhetoric, philosophy, historiography, graphic arts, democracy, and empire were taking on forms that one way or another shape analogous undertakings today. Steven Tracy, whose wit and eyesight have enabled students to differentiate the hands of the Athenian cutters who inscribed laws and

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"Pericles was first citizen at Athens when tragedy, comedy, architecture, rhetoric, philosophy, historiography, graphic arts, democracy, and empire were taking on forms that one way or another shape analogous undertakings today. Steven Tracy, whose wit and eyesight have enabled students to differentiate the hands of the Athenian cutters who inscribed laws and decrees in stone, provides a tight focus on this iconic yet curiously incorporeal figure. In so doing he gives us an illuminating view of one of mankind's most brilliant generations."—Alan L. Boegehold, author of When A Gesture Was Expected

"Tracy's Pericles: A Sourcebook and Reader neatly arranges the collected extant sources for Pericles' life and public career, and provides an insightful and stimulating commentary directed towards undergraduates; it will help teachers convey to their students the complexities of the man's life and of Periclean Athens. This important contribution will become a standard resource in undergraduate courses on the period."—Michael D. Dixon, University of Southern Indiana

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"Easily readable and thoroughly engaging."--New England Classical Journal

"Tracy has produced a useful short introduction to the sparse sources on Pericles and some of the modern interpretations of his career and personality.--Mouseion

New England Classical Journal

“Easily readable and thoroughly engaging.”
Mouseion - Susan Downie

“Tracy has produced a useful short introduction to the sparse sources on Pericles and some of the modern interpretations of his career and personality.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780520256033
Publisher:
University of California Press
Publication date:
05/11/2009
Pages:
248
Product dimensions:
5.70(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.80(d)

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"Easily readable and thoroughly engaging."—New England Classical Journal

"Tracy has produced a useful short introduction to the sparse sources on Pericles and some of the modern interpretations of his career and personality.—Mouseion

Meet the Author


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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