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A: William Shakespeare (with George Wilkins?) Pf: c.1608, London Pb: 1609 ...

Greek Literature, Modern

Greek Literature, Modern   Reference library

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Maritime History

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2007
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History, Military History
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1,816 words

...Mastrodimitris, P. D. Introduction to Modern Greek Philology [in Greek]. 5th ed. Athens: Domos, 1998. Vitti, Mario . Istoria tis Neoellinikis Logotehnias [History of Modern Greek Literature]. Athens: Odysseus, 2003. Theodossios Pylarinos Translated from the Greek by Pericles ...

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Sonia Massai and Anthony Davies

The Oxford Companion to Shakespeare (2 ed.)

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2015
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Literature, Shakespeare studies and criticism, Performing arts, Theatre
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2,543 words
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Oxford University Press

...the riddle. Pericles deciphers the riddle, which reveals the King’s incest. Knowing that either revealing this secret or pretending not to have solved the riddle will bring about his death, Pericles gives a riddling answer, whereby he warns the King without exposing him. The King grants Pericles more time to solve the riddle only in order to arrange to have him murdered by Thaliard. Pericles, conscious of the danger, flees. 2 Pericles confides his troubles to Helicanus, who urges him to leave Tyre. 3 Thaliard arrives at Tyre straight after Pericles’ departure....

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Simon Hornblower

The Oxford Classical Dictionary (4 ed.)

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2012
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Classical studies, History
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179 words

... (2) , early 4th-cent. bc dynast of Limyra (east Lycia ). His name suggests imitation of Athenian culture ( see pericles (1) ). He defeated Artembares, ruler of Pinara and Tlos ( TAM 1. 67, 104) and (?) successor of Arbinas son of Gergis in West Lycia ( ML 93+ SEG 28. 1245; see xanthus ). Pericles led the united Lycians against Telmessus (Fethiye), west of Lycia: FGrH 115 Theopompus F 103. 17. All this looks like a bid for pan-Lycian supremacy, and new inscriptions found at Limyra ( M. Wörrle , Chiron , 1991 , 203–39) do indeed show...

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Pericles (c.495 bc)   Reference library

The Grove Encyclopedia of Classical Art and Architecture

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2007
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Art & Architecture, Classical studies
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256 words
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.../ Art Resource, NY M. Revermann : Cratinus’ Dionysalexandros and the Head of Pericles , J. Hell. Stud. , cxvii (1997), pp. 197–200 H. Aird : Pericles: The Rise and Fall of Athenian Democracy (New York, 2004) J. M. Hurwit and A. D. Newton : The Acropolis in the Age of Pericles (Cambridge and New York, 2004) L. J. Samons : The Cambridge Companion to the Age of Pericles (Cambridge and New York,...

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Pericles (c.495–429bce)   Reference library

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Ancient Greece and Rome

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2010
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...man—Pericles (Thucydides 2.65.10). Political attacks, however, continued, with charges brought against Aspasia, Pericles’ Milesian mistress; Anaxagoras, a philosopher and friend; the sculptor Phidias; and even Pericles himself, but to little effect. In foreign affairs Pericles advocated an aggressive policy for the Athenians and their empire. He commanded numerous military campaigns that expanded Athenian power, including his brutal suppression of the revolt of Samos. In the crisis leading up to the outbreak of the Peloponnesian War ( 432/1 ), Pericles took a...

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An A-Z Guide to Shakespeare (2 ed.)

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2013

... of Pericles , Prince of Tyre, by George Wilkins , described as ‘The True History of the Play of Pericles , as it was lately presented by the worthy and ancient poet, John Gower .’ This appears to be based on the original play, as well as on Twine, and can sometimes be used to correct the corrupt text. The play was popular in its own times. The quarto was reprinted five times by 1635 . Several early performances are recorded, and Ben Jonson , in his ‘Ode to Himself’ ( 1629 ), enviously remarked that ‘No doubt some mouldy tale I Like Pericles … may...

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Pericles (c.490–c.429 bc)   Quick reference

World Encyclopedia

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2004
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Encyclopedias
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65 words

... ( c. 490–c.429 bc ) Athenian statesman . He dominated Athens from c .460 bc to his death, overseeing its golden age. He is associated with achievements in art and literature, including the building of the Parthenon , while strengthening the Athenian Empire and the government. Believing war with Sparta to be inevitable, he initiated the Peloponnesian War ( 431–404 bc ) but died of plague at the...

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Pericles (c.495–429 bc)([People])   Quick reference

A Dictionary of Reference and Allusion (3 ed.)

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2010
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68 words

... [People] ( c. 495–429 bc ) An influential Athenian statesman who expanded the Athenian Empire and was responsible for the Parthenon and other great buildings. He was noted for his oratory. > A great orator (adjective Periclean ) Charles did not actually have to deliver a Periclean oration plus comprehensive world news summary from the steps of the Town Hall. John Fowles The French Lieutenant's Woman ...

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Pericles (c.495–29 bc)   Quick reference

A Dictionary of World History (3 ed.)

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2015
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History
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66 words

... ( c .495–29 bc ) Athenian statesman and general . A champion of Athenian democracy, he pursued an imperialist policy and masterminded Athenian strategy in the Peloponnesian War. He commissioned the building of the Parthenon in 447 and promoted the culture of Athens in a golden age that produced such figures as Aeschylus, Socrates, and Phidias. He died of the plague that struck Athens in 430....

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Pericles (c.495–429)   Reference library

Arnold Wycombe Gomme and P. J. Rhodes

The Oxford Companion to Classical Civilization (2 ed.)

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2014
Subject:
Classical studies, History
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760 words

...and he then went back to deal with Euboea. Pericles was greatly involved in Athens’ public building programme of the 440s and 430s. This was the issue on which opposition to him was focused by Thucydides (not the historian) son of Melesias, a relative of Cimon, but Thucydides was ostracized ( see ostracism ) c. 443 and the building continued. According to Plutarch, Pericles was elected general (stratēgos) every year after that and was Athens’ unchallenged leader; but it seems likely that attacks on Pericles and his friends, probably from the democratic...

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Arnold Wycombe Gomme and P. J. Rhodes

Who's Who in the Classical World

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2003
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Classical studies, History
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728 words

...Spartan king Pleistoanax; and he then went back to deal with Euboea. Pericles was greatly involved in Athens' public building programme of the 440s and 430s. This was the issue on which opposition to him was focused by Thucydides son of Melesias, a relative of Cimon, but Thucydides was ostracized c. 443 and the building continued. According to Plutarch, Pericles was elected general every year after that and was Athens' unchallenged leader; but it seems likely that attacks on Pericles and his friends, probably from the democratic end of the political...

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Pericles (1) (c.495–429 bc)   Reference library

Arnold Wycombe Gomme and P. J. Rhodes

The Oxford Classical Dictionary (4 ed.)

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Current Version:
2012
Subject:
Classical studies, History
Length:
830 words

...and he then went back to deal with Euboea. Pericles was greatly involved in Athens' public building programme of the 440s and 430s. This was the issue on which opposition to him was focused by Thucydides (1) son of Melesias, a relative of Cimon, but Thucydides was ostracized ( see ostracism ) c. 443 and the building continued. According to Plutarch, Pericles was elected general ( see stratēgoi ) every year after that and was Athens' unchallenged leader; but it seems likely that attacks on Pericles and his friends, probably from the democratic end...

Periclēs

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The Oxford Dictionary of the Classical World

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2007
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Classical studies, History
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715 words

... revolted in 440 , it took him eight months to subdue it. Pericles was heavily involved in Athens' public building programme of the 440s and 430s. This was the issue on which opposition to him was focused by Thucydides (1) , a relative of Cimon, but Thucydides was ostracized ( see ostracism ) c. 443 , and the building continued. Acc. to Plutarch, Pericles was elected general ( see strategoi ) every year after that and was Athens' unchallenged leader; but it seems likely that attacks on Pericles and his friends, probably from the democratic end of the...

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Pericles (c.495–429 bc)   Reference library

Oxford Dictionary of Political Quotations (4 ed.)

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Quotation
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2012
Subject:
Quotations
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75 words

...0 Pericles c. 495 – 429 bc Greek statesman and Athenian general For famous men have the whole earth as their memorial. Thucydides History of the Peloponnesian War famous men have the whole earth famous men have the whole earth whole earth as their memorial Happiness depends on being free, and freedom depends on being courageous. Thucydides History of the Peloponnesian War happiness depends on being free freedom depends on being courageous freedom depends on being ...

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Oxford Essential Quotations (6 ed.)

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2018
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242 words

...0 Pericles c. 495 – 429 bc Greek statesman and Athenian general Our love of what is beautiful does not lead to extravagance; our love of the things of the mind does not make us soft. Funeral Oration, Athens, 430 bc , in Thucydides History of the Peloponnesian War bk. 2, ch. 40, sect. 1 love of what is beautiful love of the things of the mind Taking everything together then, I declare that our city is an education to Greece. of Athens Thucydides History of the Peloponnesian War bk. 2, ch. 41 education to Greece education to Greece For...

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Pericles (c.495–429 bc)   Reference library

Oxford Dictionary of Quotations (8 ed.)

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Quotation
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2014
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Quotations
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307 words

... Pericles c. 495 – 429 bc Athenian statesman and general The spring has gone out of the year. Funeral Oration, Athens, 439 bc ; Aristotle The Art of Rhetoric bk. 1, 1365a 31–3 spring has gone out of the year Our love of what is beautiful does not lead to extravagance; our love of the things of the mind does not make us soft. Funeral Oration, Athens, 430 bc , in Thucydides History of the Peloponnesian War bk. 2, ch. 40, sect. 1 (translated by Rex Warner) love of what is beautiful does not lead to extravagance love of the things of the ...

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The Oxford Dictionary of Plays (2 ed.)

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... ( The Late, And much admired Play, Called Pericles, Prince of Tyre ) Author: William Shakespeare (with George Wilkins? ) Date/place of 1st performance: c. 1608 , London Date of 1st publication: 1609 Genre: Romance in 5 acts; blank verse and prose Setting/time of action: Antioch, Tyre, Tarsus, Pentapolis, on board ship, Ephesus, and Mitylene, indeterminate period in the ancient world Cast: 15m, 7f, extras Pericles, Prince of Tyre, wishing to marry the daughter of the King of Antioch, must first solve a riddle. In succeeding, Pericles...

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Brewer's Dictionary of Phrase & Fable (19 ed.)

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2013

... An Athenian statesman ( c. 490–429 bc ) noted for his political skill, his promotion of democratic processes and his patronage of the arts. His ‘funeral oration’, reported by Thucydides, is one of the most famous in history. The Pericles of Shakespeare’s play that bears his name ( 1608 ) is a prince of Tyre who is shipwrecked, meets and marries Thaisa, imagines his wife dead, leaves his daughter Marina with his unreliable friend Cleon , and is finally and miraculously reunited with both wife and...

Pe'riclēs

Pe'riclēs (c.495–429 bc)   Reference library

The Oxford Companion to Classical Literature (3 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2011
Subject:
Literature, Classical studies
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406 words

...out of Greece, was converted into an Athenian empire. Also attributed to Pericles is the introduction of jury pay ( see juries ) and the law restricting Athenian citizenship to those whose mothers as well as fathers were Athenian citizens ( see marriage law ). Athens' imperialism brought her into conflict with Sparta, which was involved in hostilities against Athens from 460 to 446 ( see Peloponnesian War, First ). The Thirty Years' Peace which followed gave Pericles the opportunity to carry on a great building-campaign, most notably of the ...

Pericles and Aspasia

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The Oxford Companion to English Literature (7 ed.)

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2009
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Literature
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61 words

... and Aspasia A prose work by Walter Savage Landor , published 1836 . The book consists of imaginary letters, most of them between Aspasia and her friend Cleone. Others pass between Pericles and Aspasia, or other prominent figures of the time, including Anaxagoras and Alcibiades. The letters discuss artistic, literary, religious, philosophical, and political subjects, ending with the death of Pericles...

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