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What makes the Golden Age golden? reference/greece2.htm We along regard a man who takes no interest in public affairs not as harmless, but as a useless character. - Pericles funeral oration 431 B.C.
The Golden Age lasted from… B.C. …and how many years is that??? 31 Years
Three goals of Pericles: Protection Beautification Democracy
Three goals of Pericles:
Main goal: protect Athens from foreign invasion Built up a very powerful navy Construction of Long WallsLong Walls –Stretched five miles from Athens to its harbor –Built in 458 B.C.E. –Constructed to ensure food supply to Athens would not be cut off
Encouraged building projects, the arts and literature Rebuilt temples on the Acropolis (using the Delian Leagues money)temples Tried to make Athens a model citymodel city
Citizens who served in government were now paid Spread power more evenly between the rich and the poor During the Golden Age as many as 20,000 citizens were paid for their service