Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Golden Age of Athens

Pericles (477-441 BC)
- growth in intellectual artistic learning
- golden age of Athens

461-429 BC (the age of Pericles)
Three goals
- strengthen Athenian democracy
- hold and strengthen the empire
- glorify Athens

Stronger democracy
- increased the number of paid officials

Direct democracy
- a form of government in which citizens rule directly and not through representatives
- it is an important legacy during the age of Pericles
- Athens is one of the first city-states of its time

Delian League
- used cash from league to fund navy ship and buy gold and ivory

- companion of Pericles (not married)
- first sign as men treating women equally

Peloponnesian War
- between Athens and Sparta
- plague
- hubris

The Delian League
history - after Persian War Athens took control
reason - make a truce and keep all city-states together
United Nations is like a Delian League today

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