Pericles’ Funeral Oration (Perikles hält die Leichenrede) by Philipp Foltz (). Pericles’ Funeral Oration is a famous speech from Thucydides’ History of the Peloponnesian. Pericles was a prominent and influential Greek statesman, orator and general of Athens during For other people with the same name, see Perikles (name). For other uses, see Pericles (disambiguation) and Perikles (disambiguation). Studienarbeit aus dem Jahr im Fachbereich Geschichte – Weltgeschichte – Fruhgeschichte, Antike, Note: 1,3, Europa-Universitat Viadrina Frankfurt (Oder).

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McGregor, Government in Athens— Just before his death, Pericles’ friends were concentrated around his bed, enumerating his virtues during peace and underscoring his nine war trophies. Pericles was convinced that the war against Sparta, which could not conceal its envy of Athens’ pre-eminence, was inevitable if unfortunate.

Dobson believes that “though the language is that of the historian, some of the thoughts may be those of the statesman”. Die Leichenrede, die Perikles im Winter v. According to the most stringent provision of the decree, even proposing a different use of the money or ships would entail the penalty of death.

Intellectual Critics of Popular Rule. In politics, Victor L.

The Athenians demanded their immediate surrender, but after the Battle of CoroneaPericles was forced to concede the loss of Boeotia in order to recover the prisoners taken in that battle. Funeral oration ancient Greece.


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The obvious purpose of these proposals was the instigation of a confrontation between Pericles and the people; this event, indeed, would come about a few years later. Knight, Thucydides and the War Strategy of Pericles— After Cimon’s ostracism, Pericles continued to promote a populist social policy. Archived from the original on Koliopoulos, Thucydides on Strategy98— Gefallenenreve original text in Perseus program translation Cicero, De Oratore.

Pericles ends with a short epilogue, reminding the audience of the difficulty of the task of speaking over the dead. Thucydides argues that Pericles “was not carried away by the people, but he was the one guiding the people”. Samons, What’s Wrong with Democracy? According to Samons, Pericles believed that it was necessary to raise the demosin which he saw an untapped source of Athenian power and the crucial element of Athenian military dominance.

The Making of Strategy: Immigrant Women in Athens: In BC, Pericles achieved the political elimination of this opponent using ostracism. For other uses, see Pericles disambiguation periklea Perikles disambiguation. After the Spartan threat had been removed, Pericles crossed back to Euboea to crush the revolt there.

The University of British Columbia Press. He was descended, through his mother, from the powerful and historically influential Alcmaeonid family. A Historical Commentary On Thucydides.

It is called a democracy, because not the few but the many govern. Hanson, Victor Davis [English Edition ]. Kakridis claims that the Funeral Oration is an almost exclusive creation of Thucydides, since “the real audience does not consist of the Athenians of the beginning of the war, but of the generation of BC, which suffers under the repercussions of the defeat”.


Volume II in German. The ambitious new leader of the conservatives, Thucydides not to be confused with the historian of the same nameaccused Pericles of profligacy, criticizing the way he spent the money for the ongoing building plan. Any item with “FREE Shipping” label on the search and the product detail page is eligible and contributes to your free shipping order minimum.

Pericles’ Funeral Oration – Wikipedia

It was an established Athenian practice by the late 5th century to hold a public funeral in honour of all those who had died in war. He is not recorded gefalleneneede having taken part in the Persian Wars of —79; some historians argue from this that he was unlikely to have been born beforebut this argument ex silentio has also been dismissed.

Critics of Pericles’ strategy, however, have been just as numerous as its supporters.

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