Let us now compare the nomenclature of the pre-Persian and Periclean temples.
She was undoubtedly a model of female perfection after the Periclean standard.
Compare the famous Periclean definition of womanly virtue, which is “not to be talked about for good or for evil among men.”
Only imagine the joyful ease of being a poet in the Periclean atmosphere!
Let us plunge at once into the midst of the most brilliant years of the ancients, into the Periclean century.
At this point it should be recalled that it is the pattern of Periclean Athens that is continually in mind in these encomiums.
The practice of torturing witnesses in court was common in Periclean Athens.
He told them that chastity, temperance, nudity, and a wealth of moral rhetoric marked the young man of the Periclean period.
We speak of the Periclean, the Augustan, the Elizabethan age.
It must have been the habitual temper of mind in any Periclean symposium or Caesarean salon.