Pericles' Funeral Oration

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  • Pericles Funeral Oration

    The ending of the first year in the Peloponnesian War sparked one of ancient Greece’s greatest works, Pericles’s funeral oration. It was written in tribute to the deceased soldiers as encouragement for their families; however, the underlying message is more politically-centered as well as praises for Athens. While he had decent military tactics, he was opinionated, which shows through in his famous speech. Based on Pericles’s opinions about use of wealth, class equality, and gender distinction in Athenian history, it can be proven that he was bending the truth in his famous funeral oration speech. Following the Peloponnesian war, in Pericles’s funeral oration he was obviously lying about Athens’ use of wealth. “Wealth we employ more for use…

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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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  • The Funeral Oration Of Pericles Analysis

    In this, Pericles alludes to the unique qualities of Athenian government and Athenians themselves, describing the people of Athens as caring for each other, being critical of their obedience to the state, and generally the most morally ethical compared to the citizens of the other poleis. Furthermore, Pericles denotes the Athenian state as sharing power across Athens’ entire citizenry, entailing complete equality.2 Due to the status of Pericles as an Athenian political leader however, his…

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  • Pericles Funeral Oration Analysis

    Funeral orations are usually consisting of praises and admirations to the people who passed away. However, there were two famous funeral orations that not only praised the people who sacrificed, also gave an important inspiration about democracy and equality. Both Pericles’ funeral oration and President Lincoln’s Gettysburg address were spoken for the soldiers who died in the battlefield. Moreover, many people claimed Lincoln imitates the ideas of Pericles’ funeral oration. Nevertheless, both…

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  • Half-Truths Pericles Funeral Oration

    This is a positive factor of democracy and equality and it is what most are attempting to achieve, but what readers do not know is that not everyone was equal. The video stated that women and slaves were not allowed to vote or participate in the different roles of government. In the funeral oration Pericles claims that "we regard wealth as something to be properly used, rather than as something to boast about". This statement also paints a picture of responsibility and positive aspects of…

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  • Gettysburg Address Pericles Funeral Oration Analysis

    presented in 1863 while Pericles’ “Funeral Oration” was given in 431 BCE. The former was written to close a ceremony dedicating the old battlefield to the fallen soldiers while the latter was presented in a public funeral tradition to honor the dead. Pericles’ Funeral Oration and Abraham Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address compare and contrast in terms of historical context, themes, and rhetorical features. Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address and Pericles’ Funeral Oration did share a variety of similar…

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  • Rhetorical Analysis Of Pericles And Lincoln's Funeral Oration

    Pericles’s and Lincoln’s funeral orations both reflect the use of constitutive rhetoric as they use persuasive speech to build up the community. As funeral orators, it is both Pericles and Lincoln’s job not to make the pain go away, but rather bring the grieving community together through overcoming the divide within their respective communities both deaths and civil wars cause. Although providing s successful rhetoric for a grieving community often seems impossible, both Pericles and Lincoln…

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  • The Pursuit Of Happiness In Pericles Funeral Oration, By Socrates

    Psychologists have long classified happiness, or eudemonia as one amongst a few basic, primary emotions – happiness is our immediate, instinctive, and internal response to a situation. Yet, the texts we have studied share a common thread of discussing individual happiness in terms of the happiness of the collective. These authors come to the consensus that happiness product of service to the state, being virtuous, and keeping ones’ desires in check. In Thucydides “Pericles’ Funeral Oration”,…

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  • Alexander The Great And Persuasion Essay

    The Campaigns of Alexander the Great by Arrian is easily comparable to The Funeral Oration of Pericles by Thucydides since these two primary sources exemplify the maximum power of the pre-Roman leaders in antiquity. Alexander the Great and Pericles both had complete authority and admiration of their men, but both likewise encountered troubling periods amongst their men. In the case of Alexander, his kinsmen were far from home, and were questioning why they persisted to fight under, and with,…

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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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