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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He himself died of gefallwnenrede plague in the autumn of BC. Where their system of democracy allowed them to have a voice amongst those who made important decisions that would affect them.


Description Discurso funebre pericles. Pericles and the Golden Age of Athens. The Story of Athens. Yana Usage on ja. German painter, university teacher and historian. In any case, seeing the pillage of their farms, the Athenians were outraged, and they soon began to indirectly express their discontent towards their leader, who many of them considered to have drawn them into the war.

Ancient Greek writers call Pericles “Olympian” and extol his talents; referring to him “thundering and lightning and exciting Greece” and carrying the weapons of Zeus when orating. According to the provisions of the decree, Megarian merchants were excluded from the market of Athens and the ports in its empire.

That if anyone should ask, they should look at their final moments when they gave their lives to their country and that should leave no doubt in the mind of the doubtful. Pericles is said to have initiated both expeditions in Egypt and Cyprus, [44] although some researchers, such as Karl Julius Belochargue that the dispatch of such a great fleet conforms with the spirit of Cimon’s policy. Koliopoulos, Thucydides on Strategy98— Cimon, on the other hand, apparently believed that no further free space for democratic evolution existed.

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However, as he is generally regarded as an admirer of Pericles, Thucydides has been criticized for bias against Sparta.

PERIKLES – Definition and synonyms of Perikles in the German dictionary

Ehrenberg argues that a basic element of Pericles’ legacy is Athenian imperialism, which denies true democracy and freedom to the people of all but the ruling state. See original text in The Latin Library. Sponsored products for you.

Being always cautious, he never undertook of gdfallenenrede own accord a battle involving much uncertainty and peril and he did not accede to the “vain impulses of the citizens”.

Pericles’ Funeral Oration

According to AristotlePericles’ stance can be explained by the fact that his principal political opponent, Cimonwas both rich and generous, and was able to gain public favor by lavishly handing out portions of his sizable personal fortune. When the Athenians ordered the two sides to stop fighting and submit the case to arbitration in Athens, the Samians refused.

The causes of the Peloponnesian War have been much debated, but many ancient historians lay the blame on Pericles and Athens. Die Attische Politik seit Perikles.

Pericles and his friends were never immune from attack, as preeminence in democratic Athens was not equivalent to absolute rule. Democracy Usage on es. In BC he attacked Sicyon and Acarnania. That the soldiers put aside their desires and wishes for the greater cause. During the Peloponnesian War, Pericles initiated a gefallenenede ” grand strategy ” whose aim was the exhaustion of gefallenrnrede enemy and the preservation of the status quo.


Pontus and the Outside World. That is to say, Thucydides could simply have used two different writing styles for two different purposes.

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. University of California Press. Retrieved from ” https: For example, he would often avoid banquets, trying to be frugal. The bones were kept for the funeral at the end of the year.

drs He also avoided convening the ecclesia, fearing that the populace, outraged by the unopposed ravaging of their farms, might rashly decide to challenge the vaunted Spartan army in the field. He was descended, through his mother, from the powerful and historically influential Alcmaeonid family. See original text in Perseus program Quintilian, Institutiones. The works of Plutarch. No, you will enjoy unlimited free shipping whenever you meet the above order value threshold. With the linkage of Athens’ greatness complete, Pericles moves to addressing his audience.