3 Quotes by Pericles Explained

3 Quotes by Pericles Explained

Pericles was known not just for being an excellent philosopher and politician, but also for being an astounding orator. It is necessary to remember that there are a multitude of interpretations for every quote, the following interpretations, however, are how I have...
Pericles and the Curse of the Alcmaeonid Family

Pericles and the Curse of the Alcmaeonid Family

The ancient Alcmaeonid family was a powerful and influential Athenian family who claimed to be descended from the legendary figure Alcmaeon of Croton, one of the most profound natural philosophers and medical theorists. He was referred to as “a thinker of...
Who Was Pericles?

Who Was Pericles?

This article will be the first installment on a series of articles about the lives and works of Pericles, a great Athenian Statesman and one of the founders of democracy. Democracy comes from a contraction of the two Ancient Greek words, Δημος, meaning the people, and...