Pericles is the leader of Athens at the beginning of The Peloponnesian Wars. Unlike most EE heroes, he does not visibly carry a weapon. His strategical healing comes in very handy, especially when dealing against the Plague
Unable to come to an agreement with the arrogant Spartans, Pericles know that war was on the horizon. He wisely brought all his citizens within the walls of Athens and planned to withstand the siege by seeking aid of Taras and Rhegium through his wily Diplomats. Under his leadership, Athens survived the siege and managed to rout Sparta out of Corinth.