Visual Timeline: Pericles
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495 BCE: Birth of Pericles.
470 BCE: Pericles enters politics.
463 BCE: Pericles is the leading prosecutor of Cimon.
462 BCE - 458 BCE: Pericles introduces democratic institutions in Athens.
462 BCE - 461 BCE: Radicalisation of democracy in Athens; Cimon exiled, Pericles comes to exercise influence.
461 BCE - 429 BCE: Pericles is ruler of Athens.
461 BCE: Pericles leads the democratic party and ostracizes Cimon.
460 BCE - 429 BCE: The Age of Pericles. Athenian Agora is rebuilt, construction of Parthenon.
454 BCE: Pericles leads his first military expedition in Sicyon and Acarnania.
453 BCE: Pericles erects trophy at Nemea after Athenian victory over the Sikyonians.
450 BCE: Pericles oversees a significant rebuilding programme at Eleusis.
448 BCE: Pericles leads the Athenian forces in the Battle of Delphi.
447 BCE: Barbarians are expelled from Gallipoli by Pericles' army.
447 BCE: Construction of the Acropolis of Athens begins under Pericles' leadership.
440 BCE: Pericles leads the Athenian navy in the Samian War.
431 BCE: Athens invades Megara.
429 BCE: The death of Pericles from the plague.
425 BCE: Kresilas sculpts the idealised portrait statue of Pericles which in antiquity was much copied as a bust.