Pericles in 'Peace'

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1. Why do some Historians believe this to be true and not just hyperbole?

  • Pericles was a very shrewd politician who was capable of such a trick.
  • Pericles said so in his will
  • Aristophanes was just a cool dude who didn't use Hyperbole at all
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2. Why was this person and Pericles accused of Hybris (comparing oneself to the Gods)

  • He sculpted some of the figures on her shield in the likeness of himself and Pericles
  • He carved his and Pericles names into statues
  • He sacrificied an animal to themselves instead of a God

3. In the Acharnians, what is Pericles accused of for starting the war?

  • His mistress Aspasia was being dragged into disrepute over the stealing of two of her prostitutes by the Megarians
  • He wanted to get complete power over Sparta so he could assert his dominance

4. What happened to him because of this?

  • He was prosecuted
  • He was killed
  • He was fired by Pericles

5. Who did Pericles employ to sculpture it?

  • Phidias
  • Eucrates
  • Cratinus
  • Cleonymous

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