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 ends with a short epilogue, reminding the audience of the difficulty of the task of dee over the dead. People List of ancient Greeks. Thucydides and the Tradition of Funeral Speeches at Athens. He was certain that democracy had reached its peak and Pericles’ reforms were leading to the stalemate of populism.

There are several different English translations of the speech available. By — BC the revolts in Miletus and Erythrae were quelled and Athens restored gefaklenenrede rule over its allies. This page was last edited on 29 Decemberat Oxford University Press US.

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Pericles’ Funeral Oration

Retrieved 1 January See original text in Perseus program translation Aristotle. 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. Dobson believes that “though the language is that of the historian, some of the thoughts may be those of the statesman”.


During the Second Sacred War Pericles led the Athenian army against Delphi and reinstated Phocis gefallrnenrede its sovereign rights on the oracle.

During the Peloponnesian War, Pericles initiated a defensive ” grand strategy ” whose gefallenenredr was the exhaustion of the enemy and the preservation of the status quo. An Evaluation” Charles E.


The Athenians demanded their immediate surrender, but after the Battle of CoroneaPericles was forced to concede the loss of Boeotia in order to recover the prisoners taken in that battle. Immigrant Women in Athens: Views View Edit History. The bones were kept for pfrikles funeral at the end of the year.

Some of his strongest arguments included in the Introduction of the speech, Thuc. Hence, the historian’s hinted assertion that Greek public opinion espoused Sparta’s pledges of liberating Greece almost uncomplainingly seems tendentious.

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gefalleennrede Die Leichenrede, die Perikles im Winter Several funeral orations from classical Athens are still extant, which seem to corroborate Thucydides ‘ assertion that this was a regular feature of Athenian funerary custom in wartime.

According to Plutarch, after assuming the leadership of Athens, “he was no longer the same man as before, gefallenenrede alike submissive to the people and ready to yield and give in to the desires of the multitude as a steersman to the breezes”.

Pericles then turns to the audience and exhorts them to live up to the standards set by the deceased, “So died these men as becomes Athenians. Modern commentators of Thucydideswith other modern historians and writers, take varying stances on the issue of how much of the speeches of Pericles, as given by this historian, do actually represent Pericles’ own words and how much of them is free literary creation or paraphrase by Thucydides.


Funeral oration ancient Greece. 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 By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. The audience is then dismissed. Nevertheless, Thucydides was extremely meticulous in his documentation, and records the varied certainty of his sources each time.

In dieser Arbeit wird zum einem aufgezeigt werden, wie eine Quelleninterpretation gestaltet werden kann, zum anderen wird dies an der Leichenrede des Perikles, unter einer gewahlten Fragestellung geschehen. A common criticism is that Pericles was always a better politician and orator than strategist.

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After consultations with its allies, Sparta sent periklds deputation to Athens demanding certain concessions, such as the immediate expulsion of the Alcmaeonidae family including Pericles and the retraction of the Megarian Decree, threatening war if the demands were not met. Retrieved from ” https: Gefallenenreve original text in Perseus program translation from Plato Gender, Ethnicity and Citizenship in the Classical City.