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The Funeral Oration of Pericles

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Published 1948 by Dropmore Press
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Xanthi
Feb 05, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Οι αρετές του δημοκρατικού πολιτεύματος, στην ιδανική τους μορφή.

Η αναφορά στην Αθήνα του Περικλή και του Θουκυδίδη δεν γίνεται προκειμένου να χρησιμοποιηθεί ως πρότυπο. Ούτε αποτελεί η Αθηναϊκή Δημοκρατία ένα δείγμα δημοκρατίας. Η αναφορά γίνεται γονιμοποιητικά.

«Το Πολίτευμα μας λέγεται Δημοκρατία, επειδή την εξουσία δεν την ασκούν λίγοι πολίτες, αλλά όλος ο λαός.»

«Αγαπούμε το ωραίο και μένουμε απλοί. Αγαπούμε τη θεωρία και δεν καταντούμε νωθροί. Ο πλούτος στέκει για μας πιο πολύ αφορμή για κάπ
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Evaggelia Katsouli
Κορυφαίος Θουκυδίδης. Απλά υποκλίνεσαι!!!
Lila Dimaki
Dec 24, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Εξαιρετικό κείμενο.Προσωπικά το καλύτερο της αρχαίας ελληνικής γραμματείας και δυστυχώς δεν το διδασκονται οι μαθητές στο λύκειο.
Rosa Ramôa
Nov 25, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
"A nossa constituição política nada tem a invejar às leis que regem os nossos vizinhos;longe de imitar os outros,damos-lhes o exemplo:"
Szerdahelyi Laszlo
Aug 05, 2018 rated it really liked it
''There is no exclusiveness in our public life, and in our private business we are not suspicious of one another, nor angry with our neighbor if he does what he likes; we do not put on sour looks at him which, though harmless, are not pleasant. While we are thus unconstrained in our private business, a spirit of reverence pervades our public acts.''

Aside form the great rhetorical display in the funeral oration, the short text from Thucydides's The History of the Peloponessian War is both an appe
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Lisa
Jan 09, 2015 rated it it was ok
Recommended to Lisa by: Potter's School Classical Track Year 2
I read this for a course on classical literature. As for as the classics go, it's actually pretty readable, and amusing, too, because of his sarcastic attitude towards ancient Athenian funeral rites.
Albert Tran
Jan 13, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Highly recommended for those wanting to improve their rhetoric. The man basically perfected western style public speaking.
Jonatan Yanez
Jul 09, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Simplemente magnífico :)
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This is a landmark of Western oratory. Pericles was a master of rhetoric. This speech is timeless and yet timely.
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Thucydides (c. 460 B.C. – c. 395 B.C.) (Greek Θουκυδίδης, Thoukydídēs) was a Greek historian and author of the History of the Peloponnesian War, which recounts the 5th century B.C. war between Sparta and Athens to the year 411 B.C. Thucydides has been dubbed the father of "scientific history" due to his strict standards of evidence-gathering and analysis in terms of cause and effect without refere ...more
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