The epainesis in pericles' oration continues with a remark on arete, that is, the excellence of the dead in battle: but the valor of these men and their peers gave the city her beautythe death of these, in my judgment, revealed the courage of some at their first encounter, or conformed the others' established record (pericles, 21. The celebrated funeral oration that pericles made at the end of the first year of war (as told by thucydides) was a strong appeal to the pride and patriotism of the citizens however, pericles was driven from office by his enemies, only to be reelected strategos in 429. Courageous athenians who already perished in battle through his funeral oration, pericles reveals the true nature of athenians ultimately, they were good natured since all the citizens of athens willingly and dutifully served their country, and ultimately the common good the structure of athens and its government provided many outlets to do so. Kagan systematically avoids detailed discussion of passages like the melian dialogue and pericles' funeral oration for the athenian dead—the set pieces that glow like literary constellations.
General theory of state paper the summary and analysis of pericles' funeral oration by: adeline ilissa widjaya : 00000020329 law international class/2016 universitas pelita harapan karawaci - tangerang 2016 chapter i introduction the definition of war is a state of armed conflict between different countries or different groups within a country, state of competition or hostility between. The other is that plato's menexenus 238c-d, which was modelled so closely on this passage of the periclean funeral oration as to match it nearly point for point, defines the athenian democracy with the phrase (robinson 1997, 57) but one could argue that plato is here deliberately casting pericles' words in an unfavorable light. Pericles' funeral oration -considered one of earliest and greatest expressions of democratic ideals -recorded by greek historian (thucydides) at funeral of athenians killed in battle in oration, pericles praised athenian form of government with power in hands of the whole people instead of minority, stressed rights and duties of citizenship.
This is the same archidamus who gave a long and compelling speech in book i that we discussed on the last call likewise, thucydides also presents pericles, the influential athenian statesman somewhat in response (235-46 pp 111-118. The menexenus or funeral oration is cited by aristotle, and is interesting as supplying an example of the manner in which the orators praised 'the athenians among the athenians,' falsifying persons and dates, and casting a veil over the gloomier events of athenian history. Many readers have been reluctant to take plato's menexenus as evidence for its author's fruitful engagement with the institution of the funeral oration and have overlooked the value of the dialogue for plato's political thought.
/3/ thucydides (history of the peloponnesian war, ii, 34) records pericles' funeral oration /4/ readers may see a parallel between pericles's policy of employing people on both military and civilian projects and the programs (wpa, ccc, etc) of fd roosevelt in the 1930s and 1940s in the united states. In plato's menexenus, socrates spends nearly the entire dialogue reciting an epitaphios logos, or funeral oration, that he claims was taught to him by aspasia, pericles' mistress. — thucydides, pericles' funeral oration pericles was born c 495 bc, in athens, greece [β] he was the son of the politician xanthippus , who, though ostracized in 485-484 bc, returned to athens to command the athenian contingent in the greek victory at mycale just five years later. Every reader of the funeral oration must be aware of a majesty in the rhythm of the whole, a certain union of impetuous movement with lofty grandeur, which thucydides has given to pericles alone there is a large alloy, doubtless, of rhetorical ornament in the new manner of overstrained antithesis  : but the voice of the olympian [45.
It is right up there with the apology of socrates and the funeral oration of pericles, with the added benefit that lincoln's was actually written and delivered by him, whereas the speeches by socrates and pericles come to us secondhand, so to speak, from plato and thucydides. Pericles emphasizes the greatness of a democracy in his funeral oration through his speech pericles emphasizes that equality to create a free and law-abiding society i think pericles speaks of how there is no class consideration when considering man to be able to serve the state because he wants to stress that the most honorable man is the.
Pericles funeral oration one of the most famous speeches in thucydides' work is the 'pericles funeral oration' pericles was a general during the peloponnesian war. Plato's funeral oration 221 part extemporaneously, but in part, says socrates, she glued together the leftovers from the funeral oration. His funeral oration to honor the athenians who died at war is still cited today as the embodiment of civic pride and democracy pericles died in a plague that hit the fortified city in 429 bc.