Pericles in 'Peace'

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1. What was controversial about this sculptor?

  • He allegedly took some of the gold and ivory that was to be placed on the statue of Athena
  • He sculpture Zeus offensively
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2. Who did Athens/Pericles bribe to go to war?

  • 'they plotted against you and went and bribed the Boetian leaders to go to war'
  • 'they plotted against you and went and bribed the Spartan leaders to go to war'
  • 'they plotted against you and went and bribed the Megarian leaders to go to war'

3. What happened to him because of this?

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

4. What is a quotation that can back this up?

  • 'and so before anything could happen to him' - Hermes
  • 'die, die, die.' - Leader

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

  • Aristophanes was just a cool dude who didn't use Hyperbole at all
  • Pericles was a very shrewd politician who was capable of such a trick.
  • Pericles said so in his will

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