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  • Think what Pericles did in Athens, and Demosthenes.
    Orson Scott Card  --  Ender’s Game
  • Nil sub sole novum, says Solomon; amor omnibus idem, says Virgil; and Carabine mounts with Carabin into the bark at Saint-Cloud, as Aspasia embarked with Pericles upon the fleet at Samos.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • What softens the heart of a man, shipwrecked in storms dire, Tried, like another Ulysses, Pericles, prince of Tyre?
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses
  • There were Persian screens and Invalides horsehair helmets, busts of Pericles and Cicero and Athena, and who-else-not.
    Saul Bellow  --  The Adventures of Augie March

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  • Pericles, or Theseus, orůorů
    James A. Owen  --  Here, There be Dragons
  • Pericles of Tyre.
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Pioneers
  • 4 For example, Pericles, the ruler of Athens in ancient Greece, attacked and destroyed the city of the Samnians because he was angry with a prostitute.
    Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, & John Jay  --  The Federalist Papers — Modern English Edition 2
  • Socrates, the son of a sculptor (or stonecutter) and a midwife, was a young boy when the rise to power of Pericles brought on the dawning of the "Golden Age of Greece."
    Doug Linder  --  The Trial of Socrates
  • The famous gentlemen of Asia and Europe have been of this strong type: Saladin,[387] Sapor,[388] the Cid,[389] Julius Caesar,[390] Scipio,[391] Alexander,[392] Pericles,[393] and the lordliest personages.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson  --  Selected Essays
  • 1 Aspasia, vide "Plutarch’s Life of Pericles."
    Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, & John Jay  --  The Federalist Papers

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  • Thus they did homage to the convention, which if not implanted by the other sex was liberally encouraged by them (the chief glory of a woman is not to be talked of, said Pericles, himself a much-talked-of man) that publicity in women is detestable.
    Virginia Woolf  --  A Room of One’s Own
  • Hayward surrounded his sordid and vulgar little adventures with a glow of poetry, and thought he touched hands with Pericles and Pheidias because to describe the object of his attentions he used the word hetaira instead of one of those, more blunt and apt, provided by the English language.
    W. Somerset Maugham  --  Of Human Bondage
  • And exactly the same is true of "all the other extolled dramas of Shakespeare, not to mention the senseless dramatized tales, PERICLES, TWELFTH NIGHT, THE TEMPEST, CYMBELINE, TROILUS AND CRESSIDA."
    George Orwell  --  Lear, Tolstoy and the Fool
  • My dearest wife, Pericles says, was like this maid.
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses
  • Pericles created the people’s courts and used the public treasury to promote the arts.
    Doug Linder  --  The Trial of Socrates
  • Who the girls in The Tempest, in Pericles, in Winter’s Tale are we know.
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses
  • Phidias was supposed to have stolen some public gold, with the connivance of Pericles, for the embellishment of the statue of Minerva.
    Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, & John Jay  --  The Federalist Papers
  • The rebuilding of the Acropolis and the construction of the Parthenon were the two best known of Pericles’ many ambitious building projects.
    Doug Linder  --  The Trial of Socrates
  • The celebrated Pericles, in compliance with the resentment of a prostitute,1 at the expense of much of the blood and treasure of his countrymen, attacked, vanquished, and destroyed the city of the SAMNIANS.
    Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, & John Jay  --  The Federalist Papers
  • As a young man, Socrates saw a fundamental power shift, as Pericles—perhaps history’s first liberal politician—acted on his belief that the masses, and not just property-owning aristocrats, deserved liberty.
    Doug Linder  --  The Trial of Socrates
  • Pericles, yes, but Demosthenes was right about Philip.
    Orson Scott Card  --  Ender’s Game
  • Since the constellation of great men who appeared in Greece in the time of Pericles,[611] there was never any such society;—yet their genius failed them to find out the best head in the universe.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson  --  Selected Essays
  • ] [Footnote 393: Pericles.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson  --  Selected Essays
  • ] [Footnote 611: Pericles.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson  --  Selected Essays
  • Phidias was a famous Greek sculptor who lived in the age of Pericles and beautified Athens with his works.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson  --  Selected Essays
  • The pictures which fill the imagination in reading the actions of Pericles,[352] Xenophon,[353] Columbus,[354] Bayard,[355] Sidney,[356] Hampden,[357] teach us how needlessly mean our life is, that we, by the depth of our living, should deck it with more than regal or national splendor, and act on principles that should interest man and nature in the length of our days.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson  --  Selected Essays
  • )] [Footnote 352: Pericles.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson  --  Selected Essays
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