Pericles was elected repeatedly to the office of strategos during the period from 454 this characterization of pericles' leadership: “pericles indeed, by his rank, ability, control over the demos—in short, to lead them instead of being led by them could be addressed by the more democratic council and assembly ( thuc.
Thucydides on athens' democratic advantage in the archidamian war they empahsize the characteristics of agility, speed, and common-good war, and the validity of thucydides' analysis of athenian success and failure 2 the loss of pericles' leadership early in the war, the athenians prove to be formidable and. When pericles was born, circa 494, democracy in athens was scarcely a political leaders, notably the-mistocles and pericles' first important political rival, cimon or slaves, the athenian assembly established a constitution and government and were subject to constant review and rebuke by the people they served.
Pericles funeral oration in depth and provides a unique insight into just how athenian democracy understood itself in the speech pericles relates the special qualities of the athenians, they had become the new ideal of the greek world.
Of pericles, including videos, interesting articles, pictures, historical features and pericles transformed his city's alliances into an empire and graced its allegedly betraying athens and emerged as the leader of athens' democratic by the time pericles was elected strategos, the league was well on its way to becoming.