The Youth's Plutarch, Or Select Lives of Greek and Romans

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1843 edition. Excerpt: ... PERICLES. Pericles, the Athenian, was the son of Xantippus and Agariste. His mother was the daughter of Clisthenes, a man held in grateful remembrance by the people of Athens for what they deemed a great public service, the expulsion of the Pisistratidoe. These were the sons of Pisistratus, Hippias, Hipparchus, and Thessalus, who prolonged, for more than twenty years after his death, the usurpation their father had commenced. Clisthenes and other patriots then restored the institutions of Solon, and were honored by their countrymen as the vindicators of their rights. The education of Pericles corresponded to the dignity of his birth. He was instructed in the accomplishments and the philosophy of his age; and of his early friends, Anaxagoras, sometimes called the Intellect, for his extraordinary understanding, had perhaps the chief influence in forming his mind. Anaxagoras entertained notions of religion superior to the age in which he lived. He taught the unity of God, and affirmed that the deities worshipped by the Greeks were personifications of the several attributes of the supreme deity--that the God who fills all space, might be regarded as a God of the heavens, represented by Jupiter; of the sea, as Neptune; and of the invisible world, as Pluto. He also declared that ignorant men, who had never meditated upon the spiritual nature of the creator and moral governor of the universe, were liable to describe him under the subdivisions of a palpable mythology. Pericles took great delight in the moral discourses of Anaxagoras, who besides instructed him in all the physical science then ascertained; and profiting by the pains taken with him, assiduous self-cultivation rendered him not only the greatest but the most amiable man of his time....

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1843 edition. Excerpt: ... PERICLES. Pericles, the Athenian, was the son of Xantippus and Agariste. His mother was the daughter of Clisth...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:108 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.22 inPublished:May 20, 2014Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217376967

ISBN - 13:9780217376969

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