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A thread: I’ve grown up inspired by Greece’s most enduring contribution to civilisation - democracy. A bust of the great Athenian statesman, Pericles, who built the Parthenon and governed during its golden age of educational and cultural achievement sits proudly in my office.

"What you leave behind is not what is engraved in stone monuments, but what is woven into the lives of others." - Pericles#TeamPW 

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On my @timesradio  show today the brilliant @wmarybeard  on what we can learn from ancient democracies, Johnson’s hero Pericles, and Tories making ancient history uncool: “The throwing out of little Latin quotes makes me want to be sick.”

‘When I opened the file called “quarantine” I found it to be 158 words long and full of cryptic particles: “Masque of the Red Death. Statue of Pericles. Tigers.”’ @TriciaLockwood  on coronavirus insanity:

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Pericles told his people: 'Put aside your private sorrows and concentrate on securing our common safety.'

'We use Shakespeare's heartbeat': lockdown theatre for autistic audiences Flute Theatre’s game-based production of Pericles, performed for one family at a time, is designed to create a sense of calm.

Périclès Periklis Pantazis 1849 - 1884 was a major Greek impressionist painter of the 19th century who gained a great reputation as an artist initially in Belgium via TheNewPainting

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@FluteTheatre  has created an online, interactive version of Shakespeare’s Pericles for audiences with autism and their families. Read more in our rolling coverage of theatre content being shared online during lockdown

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But it’s true. They’ve been on the skids since Pericles basically. Nice to see them turning it around.

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De Gaulle cited Socrates, Goethe and Flaubert in his texts. Macron speaks of Hegel, Pericles and Malraux

What you leave behind is not what is engraved in stone monuments, but what is woven into the lives of others. ~ Pericles

What you leave behind is not what is engraved in stone monuments, but what is woven into the lives of others. - Pericles

Grief obliges eloquence or silence. Pericles. Lincoln. Then "evil losers" . The skin crawls with pain

'All good things of this earth flow into the city" - Pericles' Funeral Oration via Thucydides via BioShock

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London Mayor’s question time surreal this morning. Genuine heckle at Boris: “You’re more like Alcibiades than Pericles!”

Just because you do not take an interest in politics doesn't mean politics won't take an interest in you. – Pericles

"Breadbags on my Shoes"?? Was that a Dolly Parton hit from the 70s? Should it have been? Wow, she made Bobby Jindal look like Pericles

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