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Pericles of Athens and the Birth of Democracy

(amazon)

Donald Kagan (View Bio)
Hardcover: The Free Press, 1990; Paperback: The Free Press, 1998.

Pericles of Athens and the Birth of Democracy
(amazon)

"Pericles is the greatest of subjects, Kagan the best qualified to write on him, his book wonderful reading." — C. Vann Woodward

"Masterly ...a concise introduction to the political life of Athens in its moment of greatest glory and greatest peril." — Commentary

"Learned and passionate ...sure to cause controversy." — Library Journal

"Kagan draws on ancient sources as if they were a phone call away, re-creating Pericles as a vibrant model for current democratic leaders." — Philadelphia Inquirer

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