March 18, 2008

Pericles' Funeral Oration

I came across an excerpt of his commemoration of Athens' war dead while working through Donald Kagan's The Peloponnesian War. Here it is in full.

Posted by LMC at March 18, 2008 12:13 PM | TrackBack

Fabulous. And yet, the very poorly written introduction, from a professor of English, kind of says it all about what depths our educational system has sunk to.

And to top it off, the good prof mostly cares about what the oration says about women? Really? That's the best question he can come up with?


Posted by: rp at March 18, 2008 03:22 PM