"Pericles"
A 20 drachma coin depicting Pericles
GNU Free Documentation LicenseA 20 drachma coin depicting Pericles - Credit: Yannismarou, Wikimedia Commons
Pericles, sometimes Perikles, (495BC-429BC) was a highly influential statesman and general in Athens. He played a significant role in establishing Athens as the cultural centre of Ancient Greek life.