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How Athenian Nature Is Delineated through Pericles' Funeral Oration

Summary: Analyzes the funeral oration in Thucydides "The History of the Peloponnesian War." Describes how the true nature and culture of Athenians is revealed through the speech. Examines how the reciprocal relationship between the government and the people delineated itself through the oration.
In The History of the Peloponnesian War, Thucydides chronicles the events, battles, and democratic processes of the war between Athens and Sparta. Shortly after war broke out, Pericles delivered his funeral oration in honor of the 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. This relationship between the government and the people delineated itself as one of mutual reciprocity, seeing that the nature of Athenians directly correlated with the polis. Many Athenians served the common good by pursuing their own ends, whether this occurred through military service or achieving other personal goals that were beneficial to both the state and the people. In...

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