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Discurso funebre pericles

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 Thus, choosing to die resisting, rather than to live submitting, they fled only from dishonour You must also include a United States public domain tag to indicate why this work is in the public domain in the United States.

It was an established Athenian practice by the late 5th century to hold a public funeral in honour of all those who had died in war. An Evaluation” Charles E. Pericles ends with a short epilogue, reminding the audience of the difficulty of the task of speaking over the dead.

Additionally Plato authored a possibly satirical version of a funeral oration, the Menexenus. Views Read Edit View history. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Pericles’ Funeral Oration – Wikipedia

The freedom we enjoy in our government extends also to our ordinary life. That if anyone should ask, they should look at their final moments when they gave their lives to their country and that should leave no doubt in the mind of the doubtful. Wills never claims that Lincoln drew on it as a source, though Edward Everettwho delivered a lengthy oration at the same ceremony at Gettysburg, began by describing the “Athenian example”.


Nevertheless, Thucydides was extremely meticulous in his documentation, and records the varied certainty of his sources each time.

Although Thucydides records the speech in the first person as if it were a word for word record of what Pericles said, there can be little doubt that he edited the speech at the very least. Yana Usage on ja. The New York Review of Books. German painter, university teacher and historian.

See also PlatoMenexenus. This is a faithful photographic reproduction of a two-dimensional, public domain work of art. The following other wikis use this file: At this point, however, Pericles departs most dramatically from the example of other Athenian funeral orations and skips over the great martial achievements of Athens’ past: The official position taken by the Wikimedia Foundation is that ” faithful reproductions of two-dimensional public domain works of art are public domain “.

Thucydides and the Tradition of Funeral Speeches at Athens. Retrieved from ” https: All articles with unsourced statements Articles with unsourced statements from December The Funeral Oration is significant because it differs from the usual form of Athenian funeral speeches. 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 Then a funeral procession was held, with ten cypress coffins carrying the remains, one for each of the Athenian tribesand another for the remains that could not be identified.


Thucydides says early in his History that the speeches presented are not verbatim records, but are intended to represent the main ideas of what was said and what was, according to Thucydides, “called for in the situation”. This work is in the public domain in its country of origin and other countries and areas where the copyright term is the author’s life plus years or less.

This page was last edited on 19 Octoberat The perilces begins by praising the custom of the public funeral for the dead, but criticises the inclusion of the speech, arguing that the “reputations of many brave men” should “not be imperilled in the mouth of a single individual”.

Finally they were buried at a public grave at Kerameikos. Where their system of democracy allowed them to have a voice amongst those who made important decisions perickes would affect them. Retrieved 1 January This page was last edited on 11 Decemberat Public domain Public domain false false. The work of art itself is in the public domain for the following reason: The Invention of Athens. Funeral oration ancient Greece.

Retrieved November 26, Description Discurso funebre pericles. Significantly he begins recounting the speech by saying: Retrieved 28 January