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(Περικλῆς; Periklês).

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[1] Athenian Politician

Athenian politician.

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A. Descent and early career

P. was probably born between 495 and 490 as the son of Agariste [2] (according to Hdt. 6,131, she dreamt that she would bear a lion), a member of the Alcmaeonid family, and Xanthippus. P. had two sons (Xanthippus and Paralus [1]) from his first marriage and a third son P. from his union with the Milesian Aspa…

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Will, Wolfgang (Bonn) and Högemann, Peter (Tübingen), “Pericles”, in: Brill’s New Pauly, Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider, English Edition by: Christine F. Salazar, Classical Tradition volumes edited by: Manfred Landfester, English Edition by: Francis G. Gentry. Consulted online on 04 June 2023 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

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