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Pericles

(Encyclopedia) Pericles pĕr´ĭklēz [key], c.495–429 BC, Athenian statesman. He was a member of the Alcmaeonidae family through his mother, a niece of Cleisthenes. He first came…

Pericles, Prince of Tyre

Pericles, Prince of Tyre Pericles, Prince of Tyre, became a voluntary exile from his dominions, to avert the dreadful calamities which Antiochus, the wicked emperor of Greece, threatened to…

Brewer's: Pericles

Prince of Tyre (Shakespeare). The story is from the Gesta Romanorum, where Pericles, is called “Apollonius, King of Tyre.” The story is also related by Gower in his Confessio Amantis (bk.…

Brewer's: Pericles' Boast

When Periclee, Tyrant of Athens, was on his death-bed, he overheard his friends recounting his various merits, and told them they had omitted the greatest of all, that no Athenian through…

William Shakespeare: Pericles, Dramatis Personae

Dramatis PersonaeAntiochus, king of Antioch.Pericles, prince of Tyre.Two Lords of Tyre.HelicanusEscanesOthers.Simonides, king of Pentapolis.Cleon, governor of Tarsus.Lysimachus, governor of…

William Shakespeare: Pericles, Act III

Act IIIPrologueEnter GowerGowerNow sleep y-slaked hath the rout; No din but snores the house about, Made louder by the o'er-fed breast Of this most pompous marriage-feast. The cat, with eyne…

William Shakespeare: Pericles, Act II

Act IIPrologueEnter GowerGowerHere have you seen a mighty king His child, I wis, to incest bring; A better prince and benign lord, That will prove awful both in deed and word. Be quiet then…

William Shakespeare: Pericles, Act V

Act V[Prologue]Enter GowerGowerMarina thus the brothel 'scapes, and chances Into an honest house, our story says. She sings like one immortal, and she dances As goddess-like to her admired…

William Shakespeare: Pericles, Act IV

Act IVPrologueEnter GowerGowerImagine Pericles arrived at Tyre, Welcomed and settled to his own desire. His woeful queen we leave at Ephesus, Unto Diana there a votaress. Now to Marina bend…

William Shakespeare: Pericles, Act I

Act IPrologueBefore the palace of AntiochEnter GowerGowerTo sing a song that old was sung, From ashes ancient Gower is come; Assuming man's infirmities, To glad your ear, and please your eyes…