Pericles Monarchos

  title={Pericles Monarchos},
  author={Jeremy S. Morrison},
  journal={The Journal of Hellenic Studies},
  pages={76 - 77}
  • J. Morrison
  • Published 1 November 1950
  • History
  • The Journal of Hellenic Studies
In a lecture on the Working of the Athenian Democracy delivered to the Hellenic Society at Burlington House on 3 May, 1949, Professor A. W. Gomme attacked the view ‘ that μοναρχια or principate describes with sufficient accuracy, not only Pericles' actual position, but Herodotus' and Thucydides' conceptions of it ’. To the word μοναρχια Gomme attached the meaning of absolute rule, typified in fifth-century thought, and in Herodotus, by the Persian kingship: by ‘ principate’ he meant the direct…