Pericles’ Funeral Oration at the time of the Peloponnesian War c.431 B.C. As recorded by Thucydides in his  History of the...
What should have been the title of the speech? <ul><li>Athenians “Yield to None” </li></ul><ul><li>How to Form a Unique Ci...
There are three main components to what characterizes the Athenians : <ul><li>“Independence of spirit” </li></ul><ul><li>“...
Some notable quotes under “independence of spirit” <ul><li>“our laws secure equal justice for all” </li></ul><ul><li>“we a...
Some notable quotes under “many-sidedness of attainment” <ul><li>“free play to all in our public life” </li></ul><ul><li>“...
Some notable quotes under “self-reliance in limbs and brain” <ul><li>“ on the grounds of excellence alone” </li></ul><ul><...
The exegesis of a text means that we look closely: <ul><li>At every term; </li></ul><ul><li>At every term’s meaning in the...
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  1. 1. Pericles’ Funeral Oration at the time of the Peloponnesian War c.431 B.C. As recorded by Thucydides in his History of the Peloponnesian War
  2. 2. What should have been the title of the speech? <ul><li>Athenians “Yield to None” </li></ul><ul><li>How to Form a Unique Civilization </li></ul><ul><li>Individual Liberty is the Mainspring of Human Progress </li></ul><ul><li>Democracy in Purity </li></ul>
  3. 3. There are three main components to what characterizes the Athenians : <ul><li>“Independence of spirit” </li></ul><ul><li>“Many-sidedness of attainment” </li></ul><ul><li>“Self-reliance in limbs and brain” </li></ul>
  4. 4. Some notable quotes under “independence of spirit” <ul><li>“our laws secure equal justice for all” </li></ul><ul><li>“we are an example to them rather than they to us” </li></ul><ul><li>“our constitution is named a democracy” </li></ul>
  5. 5. Some notable quotes under “many-sidedness of attainment” <ul><li>“free play to all in our public life” </li></ul><ul><li>“not for any sectional reason” </li></ul><ul><li>“in the hands not of the few but of the many” </li></ul>
  6. 6. Some notable quotes under “self-reliance in limbs and brain” <ul><li>“ on the grounds of excellence alone” </li></ul><ul><li>“ same spirit into our daily relations with one another” </li></ul><ul><li>“ public opinion welcomes and honors talent in every branch of achievement” </li></ul>
  7. 7. The exegesis of a text means that we look closely: <ul><li>At every term; </li></ul><ul><li>At every term’s meaning in the context of its use; </li></ul><ul><li>At the unifying characteristics of the passage as a whole so that we don’t miss the author’s intent. </li></ul>
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