Ostrakon for Pericles

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Mark Cartwright
published on 27 January 2016
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Pottery ostrakon identifying Pericles, 444-443 BCE. These were used in Athens to vote a particular citizen to be exiled from the polis. From a well on the north slope of the acropolis of Athens. (Museum of the Ancient Agora, Athens)

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Mark Cartwright
Mark is a history writer based in Italy. His special interests include pottery, architecture, world mythology and discovering the ideas that all civilizations share in common. He holds an MA in Political Philosophy and is the Publishing Director at WHE.

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Cartwright, M. (2016, January 27). Ostrakon for Pericles. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/4522/ostrakon-for-pericles/

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Cartwright, Mark. "Ostrakon for Pericles." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified January 27, 2016. https://www.worldhistory.org/image/4522/ostrakon-for-pericles/.

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Cartwright, Mark. "Ostrakon for Pericles." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 27 Jan 2016. Web. 24 Jul 2021.