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Conversations at Judson Park – Pericles and the Legacy of the First Democracy

Date: Mon., April 15, 2019, 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Location: Judson Park

In Partnership with Case Western Reserve University

Charlene Mileti, Instructor of Lifelong Learning, CWRU

By 450 b.c. the city of Athens had reached the political and cultural pinnacle of its glory. Its leader, Pericles, refined the foundations of the first known democracy. First a soldier and then general, Pericles earned the love and honor of the people. Pericles tirelessly worked to dissolve the oppressive oligarchy that had ruled for decades. His institution of democratic principles and laws served to free the people from silent citizenship. The freedom won by the people nurtured a culture that produced philosophy, science, literature and so much more. For Americans living in a postmodern political era, there is much to learn from the brief but glorious Periclean democracy. 

Judson Park | Lifelong Learning Members: $25; Nonmembers: $30

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Lunch is provided

1801 Chestnut Hills in Cleveland Heights

Complimentary valet parking

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