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  • Pericles: A Fearless Leader

    Pericles is a fearless leader. The dictionary defines a leader as a person who leads. A leader also is a guiding or directing head, as of an army or political group. Pericles successfully lead a military, built a a democracy, and built many cultural projects. With all of his successes, 446 to 429 BC, have been called the Age of Pericles. Pericles was born in 495 BC in Athens and lived until he passed in 429 BC because of the plague. In 461, he ruled Athens until the day he died. According to Pericles: If we turn to our military policy, there also we differ from our antagonists. We throw open our city to the world, and never by alien acts exclude foreigners from any opportunity of learning or observing, although the eyes of an enemy may occasionally…

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  • Pericles Funeral Oration

    cultivate refinement without extravagance and knowledge without effeminacy…” In other words, the men of Athens are extremely hardworking without overdoing it and intelligent without having “the traits of a female.” According to the laws of Plato as well as Homer’s Odyssey, women spent their days indoors raising children, directing the slaves, preparing meals, and holding the fort down. They had little to no education; therefore, Pericles’s remark does not make sense. If the men had an education…

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  • Pericles Funeral Oration Essay

    In the Pericles’ Funeral Oration, he first explains the people before them. How they paved a path for the road that they are on now. “But what was the road by which we reached our position, what the form of government under which our greatness grew, what the national habits out of which it sprang...”. He is portraying the value of honor during this point of the speech. Pericles wants his people to believe they are fighting for the best city in the world. He does this by transitioning from…

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  • Peloponnesian War Pericles Speech Analysis

    Moreover, the conclusion of the ceremony was a speech delivered by a top Athenian citizen. Even though, Thucydides records the speech from Pericles in first person, there can be some uncertainty that he wrote every single thing Pericles. Thucydides himself says that the speeches are not exact, but are meant to symbolize the key thoughts of what was said. Pericles was perhaps one of the most important and powerful Greek statesman, speaker and general during the Peloponnesian war. Pericles'…

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  • Analysis Of Pericles Vision Realization: The New Acropolis

    Pericles’ Vision Realized: The New Acropolis The original Greek Acropolis, built in Ancient Greece on a large hill overlooking the city of Athens, as seen in Figure 1, was a temple built in honor of the Goddess Athena in hopes that she would protect the city and its residents. In the years 280-279 B.C., the Acropolis is sacked and ruined by the Persians during the Persian Wars. When Pericles comes to power in 461 B.C., he rebuilds the Acropolis in order to commemorate Athens’ victory over…

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  • Thucydides Speech Analysis

    an overly compassionate attitude, so that they might forget that their empire is held together through show of strength rather than the loyalty of their allies (3.37.2). He states that, should Athens choose to change their minds and spare the citizenry of Mytilene, even if it would have been the right decision were it the first reached, it is more important to show their resolve in dealing with dissension and their willingness to stand by a decision. If they do change their mind, Cleon argues,…

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  • Peloponnesian War: An Analysis

    Throughout history, people have been debating over who was more to blame for the Peloponnesian War and the thirty-year conflict between Athens and Sparta’s allies. Most people will argue that the Spartans will be more to blame because they are the ones who initially started the war. But, from the evidence I gathered from the book “The Making of the West: Peoples and Cultures” by Lynn Hunt it claims that the Athens are more at fault for these problems. A reason that points the finger to…

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  • The Heroic Roles In The Defeat Of Athens And Sparta

    in the Aegean, Athens did not mothball its triremes; instead, they became a “benign” police force of sorts for its Greek subject allies overseas. Like the Spartans, imperial Athens too saw little need to limit warfare to a single afternoon, or indeed, given the success of its evacuation before Xerxes and subsequent naval response, to risk at all its hoplites in defense of the farmland of Attica. The majority of its citizens were not infantrymen and increasingly saw the navy as the bulwark of…

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  • Athens Is To Blame For The End Of The Golden Age Analysis

    His continuation of what Pericles started; For example, the denial of a peace negotiation ultimately got the assembly to reject the notion for peace and led to them striking at Athens. Not only did he do that, but he also convinced the assembly to launch a campaign. The biggest one Greek has ever seen. Alcibiades was overthrown, but the damage had been done. There was no going back, the Athens were in a full on war with little to no direction or good leader. Alcibiades was even sought after when…

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  • Sparta Strategic Approach To War: The Peloponnesian War

    Sparta learned how to obtain allied support consequently gaining economic backing and provisions throughout the war. As the conflict continued, the balance of power shifted to Sparta, their ability to execute their revised strategic plan and achieve their sound objectives to break down Athens’ empire was a success. As far as Athens, they choose a defensive approach to not fighting in the beginning of the war. Their most influential leader at the time Pericles believed the best technique to…

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