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Pericles was an influential Greek statesman and general of the Athenian army during the Golden Age of Athens. He oversaw a period of strong economic and cultural growth immediately following the successful defense against the invading Persian army in 478 BC.
After making peace with Persia, Pericles moved the unified Greek armies to Athens and what was a loose collection of independent Greek city-states soon after became the Athenian Empire. During this time of unification, Athens produced some of the most influential cultural artifacts humanity has ever seen, and was home to famous playwrights, historians, philosophers, architects, physicians and more.
Your mastery of the spoken word is a gift of great value, silver-tongued Pericles, leader of the Greeks. Through it you can attract the devotion of a league of states, surrounding yourself with their glory. Establish cultural sites along the rocky shores of Greece to unite your people behind your strong governance. If all goes well the Sirens will sing to the Age of Pericles!
Delian League - Pericles likes civilizations that aren't competing for the same city-state allegiance and that means that he dislikes civilizations that are competing for the city-state allegiance.
The term "Delian League" comes from the alliance of 150-330 city-states, during the Peloponnesian War, under the Age of Pericles, Greece's "Golden Age."
Pericles' appearance in-game is based on a famous set of marble busts from the Imperial Roman period, entitled "Pericles with the Corinthian Helmet." The Roman marble copies that survive today derive from a bronze statue by Kresilas.
- Civilization VI: Pericles Leads Greece on civilization.com