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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By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. It is called a democracy, because not the few but the many govern. The Acropolis, though in ruins, still stands and is a symbol of modern Athens.

Hanson, Victor Davis [English Edition ]. For other uses, ddes Pericles disambiguation and Perikles disambiguation. This page was last edited on 29 Decemberat An Introduction to the Ancient World. Gefallennrede polity does not copy the laws of neighboring states; we are rather a pattern to others than imitators ourselves.

Throughout these years he endeavored to protect his privacy and to present himself gefallenenrese a model for his fellow citizens. Democracy Usage on es.

From Wikimedia Commons, the free media repository. Translated by Walter, J. 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.


According to George Cawkwella praelector in ancient historywith this decree Pericles breached the Thirty Years’ Peace “but, perhaps, not without the semblance of an excuse”. The accusation was that Peerikles betrayed his city by aiding Sparta. Miller, Laura March 21, Diodorus Siculus, Library12th Book.

Pericles’ Funeral Oration – Wikipedia

According to the provisions of the decree, Megarian merchants were excluded from the market of Athens and the ports in its empire. See also PlatoMenexenus.

Pericles of Athens and the Birth of Democracy. According to Samons, Pericles believed ees it was necessary to raise the demosin which he saw an untapped source of Athenian power and the crucial element of Athenian military dominance. Complicating the account of this period is the issue of the Peace of Calliaswhich allegedly ended hostilities between the Greeks and the Persians. Gefalelnenrede made his first military excursions during the First Peloponnesian War, which was caused in part by Athens’ alliance with Megara and Argos and the subsequent reaction of Sparta.

Pericles’ Funeral Oration

After Cimon’s ostracism, Pericles continued to promote a populist social policy. Plutarch seems to believe that Pericles and the Athenians incited the war, scrambling to implement their belligerent tactics “with a sort of arrogance and a gefalleenrede of strife”. Significantly he begins recounting the speech by saying: Plutarch states that Cimon struck a power-sharing deal with his opponents, according to which Pericles would carry through the interior affairs and Cimon would be the leader of the Athenian army, campaigning abroad.


The Acropolis in the Age of Pericles. According to Athanasios G. Deception and Democracy in Classical Athens.

This work is in the public domain in its country of origin and other countries and areas where the copyright term is the author’s life plus years perikless less. Cimon, on the other hand, apparently believed that no further ddes space for democratic evolution existed. The Rosen Publishing Group.

A History of Greece. Thucydides gefalldnenrede 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”.

During the Peloponnesian War, Pericles initiated a defensive ” grand strategy ” whose aim was the exhaustion of the enemy and the preservation of the status quo.