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Plutarch, Pericles, 9.3-9.5


καὶ ταχὺ θεωρικοῖς καὶ δικαστικοῖς λήμμασιν ἄλλαις τε μισθοφοραῖς καὶ χορηγίαις συνδεκάσας τὸ πλῆθος, ἐχρῆτο κατὰ τῆς ἐξ Ἀρείου πάγου βουλῆς, ἧς αὐτὸς οὐ μετεῖχε διὰ τὸ μήτʼ ἄρχων μήτε θεσμοθέτης μήτε βασιλεὺς μήτε πολέμαρχος λαχεῖν. αὗται γὰρ αἱ ἀρχαὶ κληρωταί τε ἦσαν ἐκ παλαιοῦ, καὶ διʼ αὐτῶν οἱ δοκιμασθέντες ἀνέβαινον εἰς Ἄρειον πάγον.And soon, what with festival-grants and jurors’ wages and other fees and largesses, he bribed the multitude by the wholesale, and used them in opposition to the Council of the Areiopagus. Of this body he himself was not a member, since the lot had not made him either First Archon, or Archon Thesmothete, or King Archon, or Archon Polemarch. These offices were in ancient times filled by lot, and through them those who properly acquitted themselves were promoted into the Areiopagus.


διὸ καὶ μᾶλλον ἰσχύσας ὁ Περικλῆς ἐν τῷ δήμῳ κατεστασίασε τὴν βουλήν, ὥστε τὴν μὲν ἀφαιρεθῆναι τὰς πλείστας κρίσεις διʼ Ἐφιάλτου, Κίμωνα δʼ ὡς φιλολάκωνα καὶ μισόδημον ἐξοστρακισθῆναι, πλούτῳ μὲν καὶ γένει μηδενὸς ἀπολειπόμενον, νίκας δὲ καλλίστας νενικηκότα τοὺς βαρβάρους καὶ χρημάτων πολλῶν καὶ λαφύρων ἐμπεπληκότα τὴν πόλιν, ὡς ἐν τοῖς περὶ ἐκείνου γέγραπται. τοσοῦτον ἦν τὸ κράτος ἐν τῷ δήμῳ τοῦ Περικλέους.For this reason all the more did Pericles, strong in the affections of the people, lead a successful party against the Council of the Areiopagus. Not only was the Council robbed of most of its jurisdiction by Ephialtes, but Cimon also, on the charge of being a lover of Sparta and a hater of the people, was ostracized, 461 B.C. Cf. Plut. Cim. 16.2 . —a man who yielded to none in wealth and lineage, who had won most glorious victories over the Barbarians, and had filled the city full of money and spoils, as is written in his Life. Such was the power of Pericles among the people.
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1. Aeschylus, Eumenides, 290-291, 669-673, 754-777, 289 (6th cent. BCE - 5th cent. BCE)

289. μολεῖν ἀρωγόν· κτήσεται δʼ ἄνευ δορὸς
2. Plato, Gorgias, None (5th cent. BCE - 4th cent. BCE)

3. Thucydides, The History of The Peloponnesian War, 2.13 (5th cent. BCE - 4th cent. BCE)

4. Aeschines, Letters, 1.39 (4th cent. BCE - 4th cent. BCE)

5. Aristotle, Athenian Constitution, 25.1, 26.4, 27.1, 27.4 (4th cent. BCE - 4th cent. BCE)

6. Plutarch, Cimon, 16.9-16.10, 17.3-17.7 (1st cent. CE - 2nd cent. CE)

7. Plutarch, Pericles, 7.3-7.4, 9.1-9.2, 9.4-9.5 (1st cent. CE - 2nd cent. CE)

9.1. Thucydides describes In the encomium on Pericles, Thuc. 2.65.9 . the administration of Pericles as rather aristocratic,— in name a democracy, but in fact a government by the greatest citizen. But many others say that the people was first led on by him into allotments of public lands, festival-grants, and distributions of fees for public services, thereby falling into bad habits, and becoming luxurious and wanton under the influence of his public measures, instead of frugal and self-sufficing. Let us therefore examine in detail the reason for this change in him. The discussion of this change in Pericles from the methods of a demagogue to the leadership described by Thucydides, continues through chapter 15. 9.2. In the beginning, as has been said, pitted as he was against the reputation of Cimon, he tried to ingratiate himself with the people. And since he was the inferior in wealth and property, by means of which Cimon would win over the poor,—furnishing a dinner every day to any Athenian who wanted it, bestowing raiment on the elderly men, and removing the fences from his estates that whosoever wished might pluck the fruit,—Pericles, outdone in popular arts of this sort, had recourse to the distribution of the people’s own wealth. This was on the advice of Damonides, of the deme Oa, as Aristotle has stated. Aristot. Const. Ath. 27.4 .
8. Aeschines, Or., 1.39

9. Epigraphy, Ig I , 49

10. Epigraphy, Ig I , 49

11. Epigraphy, Ig Ii2, 2318



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areopagus, council of Raaflaub Ober and Wallace, Origins of Democracy in Ancient Greece (2007) 110
areopagus Poet and Orator: A Symbiotic Relationship in Democratic Athens (2019)" 392
argos Poet and Orator: A Symbiotic Relationship in Democratic Athens (2019)" 392
aristocracy, aristocrats, aristocratic Raaflaub Ober and Wallace, Origins of Democracy in Ancient Greece (2007) 110
aristotle aristotle Poet and Orator: A Symbiotic Relationship in Democratic Athens (2019)" 392
aristotles constitution of the athenians (athenaion politeia) Poet and Orator: A Symbiotic Relationship in Democratic Athens (2019)" 392
army Raaflaub Ober and Wallace, Origins of Democracy in Ancient Greece (2007) 110
athens Poet and Orator: A Symbiotic Relationship in Democratic Athens (2019)" 392
boeotia, boeotians Raaflaub Ober and Wallace, Origins of Democracy in Ancient Greece (2007) 110
cimon Poet and Orator: A Symbiotic Relationship in Democratic Athens (2019)" 392; Gygax, Benefaction and Rewards in the Ancient Greek City: The Origins of Euergetism (2016) 156; Raaflaub Ober and Wallace, Origins of Democracy in Ancient Greece (2007) 110
cleruchies Gygax, Benefaction and Rewards in the Ancient Greek City: The Origins of Euergetism (2016) 156
damonides of oea Gygax, Benefaction and Rewards in the Ancient Greek City: The Origins of Euergetism (2016) 156
demos, and elite in fifth-century athens Gygax, Benefaction and Rewards in the Ancient Greek City: The Origins of Euergetism (2016) 156
demos, as benefactor Gygax, Benefaction and Rewards in the Ancient Greek City: The Origins of Euergetism (2016) 156
demos (damos) Raaflaub Ober and Wallace, Origins of Democracy in Ancient Greece (2007) 110
ephialtes Raaflaub Ober and Wallace, Origins of Democracy in Ancient Greece (2007) 110
festivals, civic Raaflaub Ober and Wallace, Origins of Democracy in Ancient Greece (2007) 110
helots Raaflaub Ober and Wallace, Origins of Democracy in Ancient Greece (2007) 110
hoplites Raaflaub Ober and Wallace, Origins of Democracy in Ancient Greece (2007) 110
ithome Raaflaub Ober and Wallace, Origins of Democracy in Ancient Greece (2007) 110
laos, largesse, politics of Gygax, Benefaction and Rewards in the Ancient Greek City: The Origins of Euergetism (2016) 156
law courts Gygax, Benefaction and Rewards in the Ancient Greek City: The Origins of Euergetism (2016) 156
mass, masses Raaflaub Ober and Wallace, Origins of Democracy in Ancient Greece (2007) 110
megaloprepeia Gygax, Benefaction and Rewards in the Ancient Greek City: The Origins of Euergetism (2016) 156
misthos Gygax, Benefaction and Rewards in the Ancient Greek City: The Origins of Euergetism (2016) 156
money, public Gygax, Benefaction and Rewards in the Ancient Greek City: The Origins of Euergetism (2016) 156
orestes Poet and Orator: A Symbiotic Relationship in Democratic Athens (2019)" 392
ostracism Gygax, Benefaction and Rewards in the Ancient Greek City: The Origins of Euergetism (2016) 156; Raaflaub Ober and Wallace, Origins of Democracy in Ancient Greece (2007) 110
pay, for attending the assembly, for jurors Raaflaub Ober and Wallace, Origins of Democracy in Ancient Greece (2007) 110
pay, for attending the assembly, for state service Raaflaub Ober and Wallace, Origins of Democracy in Ancient Greece (2007) 110
peloponnesian war Gygax, Benefaction and Rewards in the Ancient Greek City: The Origins of Euergetism (2016) 156
pericles Poet and Orator: A Symbiotic Relationship in Democratic Athens (2019)" 392; Gygax, Benefaction and Rewards in the Ancient Greek City: The Origins of Euergetism (2016) 156; Raaflaub Ober and Wallace, Origins of Democracy in Ancient Greece (2007) 110
plutarch Poet and Orator: A Symbiotic Relationship in Democratic Athens (2019)" 392; Gygax, Benefaction and Rewards in the Ancient Greek City: The Origins of Euergetism (2016) 156; Raaflaub Ober and Wallace, Origins of Democracy in Ancient Greece (2007) 110
politeia Raaflaub Ober and Wallace, Origins of Democracy in Ancient Greece (2007) 110
politics Poet and Orator: A Symbiotic Relationship in Democratic Athens (2019)" 392
praise' Poet and Orator: A Symbiotic Relationship in Democratic Athens (2019)" 392
ps.-aristotle, athenaion politeia Gygax, Benefaction and Rewards in the Ancient Greek City: The Origins of Euergetism (2016) 156
revolution Raaflaub Ober and Wallace, Origins of Democracy in Ancient Greece (2007) 110
rhodes, p. Poet and Orator: A Symbiotic Relationship in Democratic Athens (2019)" 392
sparta Poet and Orator: A Symbiotic Relationship in Democratic Athens (2019)" 392
springhouse decree (athens) Gygax, Benefaction and Rewards in the Ancient Greek City: The Origins of Euergetism (2016) 156
tanagra Raaflaub Ober and Wallace, Origins of Democracy in Ancient Greece (2007) 110
thucydides, historian Gygax, Benefaction and Rewards in the Ancient Greek City: The Origins of Euergetism (2016) 156
tyranny, tyrants Raaflaub Ober and Wallace, Origins of Democracy in Ancient Greece (2007) 110
wealth Gygax, Benefaction and Rewards in the Ancient Greek City: The Origins of Euergetism (2016) 156; Raaflaub Ober and Wallace, Origins of Democracy in Ancient Greece (2007) 110