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Pericles' Funeral Oration

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The days of an aggressive towards Sparta had returned. It was around this time that he also met and married his wife, who would bear him two sons. We rely not upon management or trickery, but upon our own hearts and hands. Remember that this is not a political rally, but rather a funeral procession. On the one hand, the friend who is familiar with every fact of the story may think that some point has not been set forth with that fullness which he wishes and knows it to deserve; on the other, he who is a stranger to the matter may be led by envy to suspect exaggeration if he hears anything above his own nature. Due to this insult which was felt throughout Athens, Cimon was banished in 461 B. The speeches of Pericles were not written down and preserved.

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Pericles (c.495

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It was in honor of the soldiers who had already died. It was a custom of their ancestors, and the manner of it is as follows. Soon after that the news arrives that Antiochus is dead: also that the people of Tyre want their prince to return to them. There, far from exercising a jealous surveillance over each other, we do not feel called upon to be angry with our neighbour for doing what he likes, or even to indulge in those injurious looks which cannot fail to be offensive, although they inflict no positive penalty. In 461, he assumed In 461, he assumed the rule of Athens—a role he would occupy until his death.

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Pericles

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However, since our ancestors have stamped this custom with their approval, it becomes my duty to obey the law and to try to satisfy your several wishes and opinions as best I may. For Athens alone of her contemporaries is found when tested to be greater than her reputation, and alone gives no occasion to her assailants to blush at the antagonist by whom they have been worsted, or to her subjects to question her title by merit to rule. They thought Athens was growing too powerful. That panegyric is now in a great measure complete; for the Athens that I have celebrated is only what the heroism of these and their like have made her, men whose fame, unlike that of most Hellenes, will be found to be only commensurate with their deserts. Bust of Pericles after Cresilas, Altes Museum, Berlin What you leave behind is not what is engraved in stone monuments, but what is woven into the lives of others.

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The Age of Pericles

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No representation is made about texts which are linked off-site, although in most cases these are also public domain. It was its oppressive and aggressive rule over this empire that was eventually to lead to AthensÕ downfall in the Peloponnesian War. Now he who confers a favor is the firmer friend, because he would rather by kindness keep alive the memory of an obligation; but the recipient is colder in his feelings, because he knows that in requiting another's generosity he will not be winning gratitude but only paying a debt. Near the start of the Peloponnesian War, a swept the city. They had the Long Walls to the port that enabled them to get supplies. Children of foreign mothers were explicitly excluded. After some trickery by Themistocles, who visited Sparta and a group of Spartan delegates who went to Athens, the Spartans were persuaded that the walls were in no way a threat to them.

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Internet History Sourcebooks

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Pericles then has a dream in which he is instructed to go to Ephesus. Three days before the ceremony, the bones of the dead are laid out in a tent which has been erected; and their friends bring to their relatives such offerings as they please. Its administration favours the many instead of the few; this is why it is called a democracy. Though the league continued to offer protection to its members, Athens started abusing the league and dominating it for its own personal gain. Pericles also had a mistress, perhaps a but also a teacher and intellectual called , with whom he had one son, Pericles the Younger.

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[Project Pericles] Who Was Pericles?

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Permission is granted for electronic copying, distribution in print form for educational purposes and personal use. It would appear that the empire of Athens has found prosperity in all measures of life. Cimon became the influential figure in policy towards Sparta. Pericles gave his speech at the end of the first year of the Peloponnesian war 431 B. Here is a short plot summary of Pericles: Pericles, the Prince of Tyre flees Antioch and goes back to Tyre because he knows that Antiochus, the King of Antioch, is having an incestuous affair with his daughter.

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Pericles’ Funeral Oration

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Antiochus is determined to kill him and pursues him. Pericles name in Greek means 'Surrounded by Glory' and as is evident that was certainly to come true for Pericles was he became an influential statesman for Athens during The Peloponnesian War until his death in 429B. Pericles grew up during the time of the Persian Wars. Just visit our Forum and leave your message. Cimon had favored Athens' oligarchic adherents, and, according to the opposing faction led by Pericles who had come into power by the time Cimon returned, Cimon was a lover of Sparta and a hater of the Athenians. The most significant recurring theme is the proper relationship between parent and child, especially between father and daughter. Yet you who are still of an age to beget children must bear up in the hope of having others in their stead; not only will they help you to forget those whom you have lost, but will be to the state at once a reinforcement and a security; for never can a fair or just policy be expected of the citizen who does not, like his fellows, bring to the decision the interests and apprehensions of a father.

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Pericles

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Then his second son died. The speech that Pericles delivers is such a dramatic departure from the customary oration that it is often considered a eulogy of Athens itself. However, Thucydides in his history of the Peloponnesian War provides some idea of Pericles' power as an orator. Not only were many of the famous buildings constructed during this time, the arts and education flourished under Pericles. This time they fled the city and the Persians destroyed much of Athens. Two parallel walls running from Athens to Piraeus were constructed. In doing good, again, we are unlike others; we make our friends by conferring, not by receiving favors.

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