Who the Hell is Perclies????  

Catdoc2000 58M
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3/7/2006 5:15 pm

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Who the Hell is Perclies????

Good Question! I had no idea until last month when I started reading Will Durants "History of Civilization" a body of work that totals 11 Volumes and took 45 years to write. Back to Pericles, He was a warrior statesman who according to Will was largely responsible for many of the advances in Athens Greece During it's Golden age. He had quite a scandal in his political Carree when he broke with his wife of noble birth and took a Mistress who was not a citizen of Athens which by Pericles own law made any children she bore him illegitimate and ineligible for citizenship.

Hang in there I'm trying to keep this short!

He fell out of favor late in life when some wars went badly and a Plague attacked the city due in no small part to his decisions during the war. This plague wiped out his 2 legitimate sons along with his sister. Athens could find no better leader and eventually re-instated him. The Greek Archon (senate) overrode his law in the case of his son by his mistress and made his son a full citizen! They did this as a gift to him for his lifelong service to the state! Have we really advanced beyond that to this day?

Any Who I promise no further long winded treatise' on Greek history. I'm going to go back and work on my erotica for a future post....

rm_WickedFemale 64F
401 posts
3/7/2006 6:57 pm

very deep reading....been there....was a history major
but the lesson learn is
history repeats its self....

Catdoc2000 58M

3/7/2006 7:07 pm

Well I believe he was writtten about quite a bit by his peers. Personages no less famous as Aristopanes & Euripides. Who alternately lambasted and praised him in their plays. So I have to believe he existed. But enough of this dry greek crap! Time for some EROS

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