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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


What makes the golden age golden

Three goals of Pericles:

Protection

Beautification

Democracy


What makes the golden age golden

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


What makes the golden age golden

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


What makes the golden age golden

"Future ages will wonder at us,

as the present age

wonders at us now."

- Pericles


What makes the golden age golden

http://go.hrw.com/hrw.nd/gohrw_rls1/pKeywordResults?keyword=st9%20walls%20of%20athens


What makes the golden age golden

http://www.eurovacations.com/community/greece/official.html


What makes the golden age golden

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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