Pericles in 'Peace'

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1. 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
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2. What happened to him because of this?

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

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

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

4. What was this used for?

  • To honour Athens' patron goddess and to commemorate the recent Greek victory over the Persians.
  • To be the primary place of worship and healing for Athenians

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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