Pericles

Pericles

Nationality: Greek

Occupation: Statesman

Biography: Pericles was a prominent and influential Greek statesman, orator, and general of Athens during the city's Golden Age specifically, the time between the Persian and Peloponnesian wars. He was descended, through his mother, from the powerful and historically influential Alcmaeonid family.

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Source/Notes: As quoted in Flicker to Flame : Living with Purpose, Meaning, and Happiness (2006) by Jeffrey Thompson Parker, p. 118