Pericles in 'Peace'

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1. What does Hermes imply Pericles wanted to do when the Megarian Decree was issued?

  • Distract any bad attention on himself by issuing it
  • Have an excuse to kill Spartans
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2. 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

3. Why was this person and Pericles accused of Hybris (comparing oneself to the Gods)

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

4. What happened to him because of this?

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

5. Who did Pericles employ to sculpture it?

  • Eucrates
  • Phidias
  • Cleonymous
  • Cratinus

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