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What makes the Golden Age “golden?”. “We along regard a man who takes no interest in public affairs not as harmless, but as a useless character.” Pericles funeral oration 431 B.C. www.newgenevacenter.org/ reference/greece2.htm. The Golden Age lasted from…. …and how many years is that???.

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what makes the golden age golden

What makes the Golden Age “golden?”

  • “We along regard a man who takes no interest in public affairs not as harmless, but as a useless character.”
  • Pericles funeral
  • oration 431 B.C.

www.newgenevacenter.org/ reference/greece2.htm

the golden age lasted from

The Golden Age lasted from…

…and how many

years is that???

460 - 429 B.C.

31 Years

three goals of pericles
Three goals of Pericles:
  • Protection
  • Beautification
  • Democracy
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Three goals of Pericles:

Protection

Beautification

Democracy

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Protection

  • Main goal: protect Athens from foreign invasion
  • Built up a very powerful navy
  • Construction of “Long Walls”
    • Stretched five miles from Athens to its harbor
    • Built in 458 B.C.E.
    • Constructed to ensure food supply to Athens would not be cut off
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Beautification

  • Encouraged building projects, the arts and literature
  • Rebuilt temples on the Acropolis (using the Delian League’s money)
  • Tried to make Athens a model city
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"Future ages will wonder at us,

as the present age

wonders at us now."

- Pericles

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Democracy

  • Citizens who served in government were now paid
  • Spread power more evenly between the rich and the poor
  • During the Golden Age as many as 20,000 citizens were paid for their service
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