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What makes the Golden Age “golden?”

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What makes the Golden Age “golden?”

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  1. What makes the Golden Age “golden?” • “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. www.newgenevacenter.org/ reference/greece2.htm

  2. The Golden Age lasted from… …and how many years is that??? 460 - 429 B.C. 31 Years

  3. Three goals of Pericles: • Protection • Beautification • Democracy

  4. Three goals of Pericles: Protection Beautification Democracy

  5. Protection • Main goal: protect Athens from foreign invasion • Built up a very powerful navy • Construction of “Long 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

  6. Beautification • Encouraged building projects, the arts and literature • Rebuilt temples on the Acropolis (using the Delian League’s money) • Tried to make Athens a model city

  7. "Future ages will wonder at us, as the present age wonders at us now." - Pericles

  8. http://go.hrw.com/hrw.nd/gohrw_rls1/pKeywordResults?keyword=st9%20walls%20of%20athenshttp://go.hrw.com/hrw.nd/gohrw_rls1/pKeywordResults?keyword=st9%20walls%20of%20athens

  9. http://www.eurovacations.com/community/greece/official.html

  10. Democracy • 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