from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- Pericles Died 429 B.C. Athenian leader noted for advancing democracy in Athens and for ordering the construction of the Parthenon.
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- proper n. A Greek politician that lived during the ancient and the classical times.
- proper n. A male given name of mostly historical use.
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- n. Athenian statesman whose leadership contributed to Athens' political and cultural supremacy in Greece; he ordered the construction of the Parthenon (died in 429 BC)
From Latin Periclēs, from Ancient Greek Περικλῆς (Periklēs, "far-famed"), from περί (peri, "around") + κλέος (kleos, "glory"). (Wiktionary)