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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Pericles’ Funeral Oration

Ruden, Lysistrata The Rise and Fall of Athenian Democracy. Pericles promoted the arts and literature; it is principally through his efforts that Athens acquired the reputation of being the educational and cultural center of the ancient Greek world. The works of Gefallenenred.

With the linkage of Athens’ greatness complete, Pericles moves to addressing his audience. During the Peloponnesian War, Pericles’ dependence on popular support to govern was obvious. Thucydides says early in his History that the speeches presented are not verbatim records, but are intended to represent the main ideas of what was said and what was, according to Thucydides, “called for in the situation”.

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Retrieved from ” https: 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.


The Anatomy of Error: In BC the oligarchs of Thebes conspired against the democratic faction. According to the provisions of the decree, Megarian gefallenenreede were excluded from the market of Athens and the ports in its empire.

Phidias, who had been in charge of all building projects, was first accused of embezzling gold meant for the statue of Athena and then of impiety, because, when he wrought the battle of the Amazons on the shield of Athena, he carved out a figure that suggested himself as a bald old man, and also inserted a very fine likeness of Pericles fighting with an Amazon. During the same period, Pericles proposed the Megarian Decreewhich resembled a modern trade embargo. He asserts that since Pericles must have known about these limitations he probably planned for a much shorter war.

On the other hand, Platias and Koliopoulos reject these criticisms and state that “the Athenians lost the war only when they dramatically reversed the Periclean grand strategy that explicitly disdained further conquests”. In BC, the conservative and the democratic factions confronted each other in a fierce struggle. You, their survivors, must determine to have as unfaltering a resolution gefallenehrede the field, though you may pray that it may have a happier outcome.

gefalleenenrede See original text in Perseus program translation. The Funeral Speech over the Fallen. Ste Croix de, GEM — 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.


This deputation was not allowed to enter Athens, as Pericles had already passed a resolution according to which no Spartan deputation would gefallenenrwde welcomed if the Spartans had previously initiated any hostile military actions.

Pericles – Wikipedia

Gefallenengede Phidias Ictinus Callicrates Mnesikles. He learned music from the masters of the time Damon or Pythocleides could have been his teacher [14] [15] and he is considered to have been the first politician to attribute importance to philosophy. See original text in Perseus programdee translation from Plato No gefaklenenrede record exists of how exactly Pericles managed to convince the residents of Attica to agree to move into the crowded urban areas.

When the Athenians ordered the two sides to stop fighting and submit the case to arbitration in Athens, the Samians refused.

He is not recorded as having taken part in perijles Persian Wars of —79; some historians argue from this that he was unlikely gefallenenrexe have been born beforebut this argument ex silentio has also been dismissed.

Thus, choosing to die resisting, rather than to live submitting, they fled only from dishonour McGregor, Government in Athens— City states Politics Military. In politics, Victor L. No, holding that vengeance upon their enemies was more to be desired than any personal blessings, and reckoning this to be the most glorious of hazards, they joyfully determined to accept the risk