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Pericles, citizen and soldier, died 429 BC. He was famous for his public speaking, which enabled him to rule Athens at the height of her empire. With a military helmet pushed back on the head, Pericles is the model of a citizen soldier. This idealised image presents him as 'fair of face and sound of heart'. Roman, 2nd century AD. Copy of a lost Greek original around 440-430 BC.

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Pericles, citizen and soldier, died 429 BC.  He was famous for his public speaking, which enabled him to rule Athens at the height of her empire.  With a military helmet pushed back on the head, Pericles is the model of a citizen soldier.  This idealised image presents him as 'fair of face and sound of heart'.  Roman, 2nd century AD.  Copy of a lost Greek original around 440-430 BC.