The most famous (famous) leader of the Athenian demos was Perical (OK. 490-429. BC.e.) – a statesman, in the board of which Athens reached the top of the power, one of the founders of Athenian democracy, as well as a wonderful speaker and commander.
From 443 BC. e. He annually held the post of strategist, that is, the commander in chief of Athens with the authority to dispose of finances and to believe the court in his temporary army.
For 15 years, he was an unconditional leader in Athens, because the strategist’s position was very significant in Athens, but it was a collegium consisting of 10 strategists and he was only one of them.
It should be noted that this position itself did not bring any extraordinary powers. It is worth noting that it was not even paid and only rich and prominent citizens chose these positions. The perira was re -elected as much as 15 times, this means only one thing, that the great influence of the perira was based on his personal authority.