The Influence Of Pericles On Athenian Democracy

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According to Pericles, the democratic society of Athens is a very well run and organized. However, he personally feels Athens is not protected enough from enemies surrounding them. Unlike the Spartans, Athenians have no allies and nobody, but themselves to protect them. Pericles tries to often stress to his people to be proud of their Athenian society and not be frightened or threatened by any other societies. I do not feel Pericles exaggerated the Athenian Democracy. He needs to be proud and lead by example for his people to follow him. If he did not show positivity and strength for his nation then others would not follow. Pericles is a proud and powerful leader and his people followed every action he made. Lysistrata expresses her opinion

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