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Athenian statesman under whom ancient Greek culture flourished,
The success attributed to Pericles' democracy ironically came from slavery. Though citizens worked for a living, they left the laborious jobs to the slaves. Generally, slaves seemed to have accepted a larger sense of freedom than other surrounding areas. Although there were many slaves and slave owners, Pericles attempted to constitute a feeling of self-worth into every man that lived in the city-state through bonds of friendships with them. Therefore, democracy under Periclean Athens was one of encouraging its fellow citizens (79-80).
From 451-431 BCE, allies gave tribute to Athens, more than ought to have been given, for Pericles to erect such resplendent structures as the Parthenon and the Acropolis so that the allies might feel that they helped Athens for a worthy cause.
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