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  • The Funeral Oration of Pericles

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    We can learn several things from the “Funeral Oration of Pericles“. Two of these things are, the Athenians respect for their warrior class and how the Athenians were exceedingly proud of their city and its customs. The Athenians respected the warrior class and placed them among the top members of their society. They were seen as the top portion of their classes. They are classified as heroes or idols. The Athenians are extremely proud of their city and its traditions. To the people of Athens their

  • Pericles' Funeral Oration

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    Pericles’ Funeral Oration was a significant timestamp in 5th century Greece, Athens and to the Classical World. In the Funeral Oration, he discusses subjects such as the superiority of the Athenian compared to other civilisations. Pericles also expresses his views on the reputation of Athens while undermining Homer, and emphasizes his view on the role of the wives of fallen soldiers in the first year of the Peloponnesian war. The first recording known in history of his speech was written by Thucydides

  • Pericles' Funeral Oration

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    valued their warrior class, and they saw the warriors as a ring of the higher circle of the society. The Athenians were very proud of Athena and its traditions, as well. Athenian’s thought that Athena was the best, none could be better. The funeral oration was aimed to respect the fallen as well as to keep up the national pride and its passion to protect their nation. The speech was a eulogy which focused on the eminence of Athens and its predecessors. Usually a son was chosen to give the eulogy. The

  • Pericles Funeral Oration Analysis

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    Pericles Funeral Oration is a speech that was given by Pericles whom was the Athenian 's Strategos (military commander) and written down by the famous historian, Thucydides that was an Athenian that attended the speech. The speech is Pericles effort to rally the Athenian people and lift their spirits and moral at a funeral after losing soldiers or member of war in the first battle of the Peloponnesian war, so that they would continue the good fight and not give up. Pericles attempts this by telling

  • The Importance of the Warrior Class Exposed in Funeral Oration of Pericles

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    There are two important matters that the "Funeral Oration of Pericles" proves, these two matters are, the great respect that Athenians have for their warrior class and how the Athenians were exceedingly proud of their city and its customs. The following paper discusses the way of life of Athenians and how the Funeral Oration of Pericles influenced it. It is a well-known fact that the Athenians had a great deal of respect for the warrior class and believed them to be among the top members of their

  • Comparison of Lincoln's "Gettysburg Address" and Pericles' "Funeral Oration"

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    Lincoln’s “Gettysburg Address” and Pericles “Funeral Oration” are both speeches that clearly portray similar and diverse components. To begin, Lincoln and Pericles both express tone in similar ways. In order to encourage his frazzled and hopeless soldiers and families, in addition to emphasizing the deceased, Lincoln needed to state his tone in an explicit and benevolent approach in the “Gettysburg Address”. To do this, Lincoln begins his speech with “Fourscore and seven years ago our fathers

  • "The Address delivered at the Dedication of the Cemetery at Gettysburg" and "Pericles's Funeral Oration" Compared and Contrasted

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    in ways most wouldn’t think of. They can open the eyes of those who are lost, and change lives and the way things are thought of. The two speeches, “The Address Delivered at the Dedication of the Cemetery at Gettysburg”, and “Pericles’s Funeral Oration” are speeches that similarly support the same topic but are still very different. To begin, both speeches were written by well-known people. They support one topic that is to persuade the audience to accept the idea of honoring those who have perished

  • The Ambiguity of Plato

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    The Ambiguity of Plato For hundreds of years, Plato has been admired as a writer, a master rhetorician, an artist, and above all, a philosopher; however, Plato's backlashes against sophistry and art have led to much confusion concerning his ideas and beliefs. John Poulakos says of Plato, "[F]or most rhetoricians Plato has always played the same role he assigned to the sophists--the enemy" (Nienkamp 1). Plato will always appear to be the skilled rhetorician or artist who speaks out against rhetoric

  • Ceasar Charater Analysis

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    Character Analysis Antony- What Cassius says about Antony: "You know not what…that which he will utter?" Pg. 582 lines 233-236. This shows that the conspirators are afraid of what Antony will say in his oration to the mob. Cassius is trying to make Brutus see what Antony is really up to, but Brutus is too caught up in honor to notice. What Antony does: He speaks to the crowd making them feel sorry for him, ashamed of themselves, and hate the conspirators. He causes them to go into an angry

  • My Grandfather, My Guardian Angel

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    the state of affairs, my body froze. At that instant, I swallowed my tongue, for I was utterly speechless. Nevertheless, I tabled my fears, and created a tribute to my grandfather that impacted every spectator present. Considering my trouble with oration in general, it took every ounce of my soul to allow so many people entrance into my head. Henceforth, I have learned a simple lesson. Regardless of its simplicity, it takes most people a lifetime to ascertain what I have, for I have grown up prematurely

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