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Definition: Leader of Athens during the Peloponnesian War. He was also a very good speaker, able to hold his audience's attention for long periods of time. Actually, his desire for an Athenian empire did much to cause the war. He died of the plague during the war.

Related Resources:
Ancient Greece
Learn more about the area as a whole.

Elsewhere on the Web:
The Age of Pericles
Witness the growth of Athens into, as this writer says, a metropolis.

The Funeral Oration of Pericles
Read one of the famous speeches of antiquity.

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