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495 BCE: Birth of Pericles.
 
470 BCE: Pericles enters politics.
 
463 BCE: Pericles is the leading prosecutor of Cimon.
 
462 BCE - 461 BCE: Radicalisation of democracy in Athens; Cimon exiled, Pericles comes to exercise influence.
 
 
462 BCE - 458 BCE: Pericles introduces democratic institutions in Athens.
 
461 BCE - 429 BCE: Pericles is ruler of Athens.
 
461 BCE: Pericles leads the democratic party and ostracizes Cimon.
 
460 BCE - 429 BCE: The Age of Pericles. Athenian Agora is rebuilt, construction of Parthenon.
 
 
454 BCE: Pericles leads his first military expedition in Sicyon and Acarnania.
 
 
453 BCE: Pericles erects trophy at Nemea after Athenian victory over the Sikyonians.
 
448 BCE: Pericles leads the Athenian forces in the Battle of Delphi.
 
447 BCE: Construction of the Acropolis of Athens begins under Pericles' leadership.
 
447 BCE: Barbarians are expelled from Gallipoli by Pericles' army.
 
440 BCE: Pericles leads the Athenian navy in the Samian War.
 
436 BCE - 435 BCE: Expedition of Pericles into the Black Sea. Corcyra/Epidamnus affair draws in Corinth and the Athenians.
 
431 BCE: Athens invades Megara.
 
429 BCE: The death of Pericles from the plague.
 
 
425 BCE: Kresilas sculpts the idealised portrait statue of Pericles which in antiquity was much copied as a bust.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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  • c. 495 BCE
    Birth of Pericles.
  • 470 BCE
    Pericles enters politics.
  • 463 BCE
    Pericles is the leading prosecutor of Cimon.
  • 462 BCE - 461 BCE
    Radicalisation of democracy in Athens; Cimon exiled, Pericles comes to exercise influence.
  • c. 462 BCE - 458 BCE
    Pericles introduces democratic institutions in Athens.
  • 461 BCE - 429 BCE
    Pericles is ruler of Athens.
  • 461 BCE
    Pericles leads the democratic party and ostracizes Cimon.
  • 460 BCE - 429 BCE
    The Age of Pericles. Athenian Agora is rebuilt, construction of Parthenon.
  • 454 BCE
    Pericles leads his first military expedition in Sicyon and Acarnania.
  • 453 BCE
    Pericles erects trophy at Nemea after Athenian victory over the Sikyonians.
  • 448 BCE
    Pericles leads the Athenian forces in the Battle of Delphi.
  • 28 Jul 447 BCE
    Construction of the Acropolis of Athens begins under Pericles' leadership.
  • 447 BCE
    Barbarians are expelled from Gallipoli by Pericles' army.
  • 440 BCE
    Pericles leads the Athenian navy in the Samian War.
  • 436 BCE - 435 BCE
    Expedition of Pericles into the Black Sea. Corcyra/Epidamnus affair draws in Corinth and the Athenians.
  • 431 BCE
    Athens invades Megara.
  • 429 BCE
    The death of Pericles from the plague.
  • c. 425 BCE
    Kresilas sculpts the idealised portrait statue of Pericles which in antiquity was much copied as a bust.
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