Definitions

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)

Etymologies

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From Latin Periclēs, from Ancient Greek Περικλῆς (Periklēs, "far-famed"), from περί (peri, "around") + κλέος (kleos, "glory").

Examples

  • The comic writers of the town, when they had got hold of this story, made much of it, and bespattered him with all the ribaldry they could invent, charging him falsely with the wife of Menippus, one who was his friend and served as lieutenant under him in the wars; and with the birds kept by Pyrilampes, an acquaintance of Pericles, who, they pretended, used to give presents of peacocks to Pericles’ female friends.

    Pericles

  • "Arise, I pray you rise," Shakespeare himself says in "Pericles," "we do not look for reverence but for love."

    The Stratford Experience

  • Pericles is silly, and Timon of Athens simply not very good.

    Shakespeare: Fourth Quarter

  • Pericles is without doubt a very silly play, probably Shakespeare's silliest (and the silly bits are shared evenly between the bits he wrote and the bits by brothel-keeper and part-time playwright George Wilkins).

    Susan Boyle

  • "If it would take us to the house of Pericles every time, I'd like them at least once a week!" cried Dion, looking longingly at the coin Pericles had given him.

    The Spartan Twins

  • We don’t have direct democracy, as in Pericles’ Athens (if you were male and free).

    Scripting News for 1/24/2007 « Scripting News Annex

  • Nucingen made one with the Prince de Ligne, with Mazarin or with Diderot, is a human formula that is almost inconceivable, but which has nevertheless been known as Pericles, Aristotle, Voltaire, and Napoleon.

    Scenes from a Courtesan's Life

  • We saw Pericles, which is filled with both mirth and tragedy.

    qdiosa Diary Entry

  • Doug Muder — aka Pericles at Daily Kos — offers a perceptive analysis of two competing worldviews in his latest article for uuworld.org: liberal religion and life: He wants to know why fundamentalists seem so afraid of liberal assumptions and liberal family values.

    Philocrites: Who's afraid of freedom and tolerance?

  • Doug Muder aka Pericles is reading the book I keep meaning to start: James Ault's Spirit and Flesh: Life in a Fundamentalist Baptist Church —and he has extracted two important lessons from it.

    Philocrites: February 2005 Archives

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