Author and civil war scholar james mcpherson's review of wills' book addresses the parallels to pericles' funeral oration during the peloponnesian war as described by thucydides, and enumerates several striking comparisons with lincoln's speech. 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. Pericles' funeral oration (perikles hält die leichenrede) by philipp foltz (1852) pericles' funeral oration is a famous speech from thucydides ' history of the peloponnesian war  the speech was delivered by pericles , an eminent athenian politician, at the end of the first year of the peloponnesian war (431-404 bc) as a part of the annual public funeral for the war dead. As might be expected of a noted classicist, everett 201 pericles at gettysburg and ground zero may 2007 identified the greek pedigree for both the commem- identifying the causes of the war and the conditions for oration and his oration, invoking and quoting pericles peace, and the funeral oration at gettysburg provided in his closing remarks. Possible answers include: speaker should come across as knowledgeable of the topic/subject, have an awareness of the audience and the occasion, use humor, speak clearly and loudly enough to be heard, be brief and use short words and phrases.
On november 19th, 1863 during the dedication ceremony for the national cemetery of gettysburg, abraham lincoln gave his famous speech, the gettysburg address lincoln's purpose was to honor the union's fallen soldiers, and to remind the nation what they are fighting for. It seems to me, reading pericles' funeral oration (431 bc), that it clearly provided the inspiration for abraham lincoln's gettysburg address. - pericles's funeral oration was given to honor the soldiers lost in war by commemorating the military accomplishments of the athens government and to distinguish the roles of men and women in athens society.
Read them and then compare (explain similarities) and contrast (explain differences) between the two orations perhaps you can compare and contrast the emotion of each man in his speech compare and contrast the circumstances of the event which caused these men to say these things. Pericles was a proponent of athenian democracy who used his funeral oration not only to honor the soldiers who died in the peloponnesian war, but to advocate for the system of athenian democracy that those soldiers died for similarly, abraham lincoln's gettysburg address invokes the soldiers who died at the battle of gettysburg to argue that. It is right up there with the apology of socrates and the funeral oration of pericles, with the added benefit that lincoln's was actually written and delivered by him, whereas the speeches by socrates and pericles come to us secondhand, so to speak, from plato and thucydides. The parallels between pericles' funeral oration and lincoln's gettysburg address. Gettysburg address rhetorical analysis - four and a half months after the union defeated the confederacy at the battle of gettysburg, abraham lincoln delivered the gettysburg address on november 19, 1863.
Analysis of pericles: funeral oration though the exact words of pericles' famous and influential funeral oration during the autumn of 430 bc are unknown, it's purpose, meaning, and eloquence was captured by his good friend thucydides. The gettysburg funeral oration pericles' funeral oration and lincoln's gettysburg address are two of the greatest and most memorable speeches ever given. Similarities between declaration of independence and gettysburg address lincoln's address versus jefferson's declaration two of the most important, and, perhaps the two most important documents in american history are the declaration of independence and the gettysburg address.
Analysis of pericles' funeral oration analysis of pericles: funeral oration though the exact words of pericles' famous and influential funeral oration during the autumn of 430 bc are unknown, it's purpose, meaning, and eloquence was captured by his good friend thucydides. Oration is a formal speech one given at a ceremony two of the best orator gave two of the most famous public speeches ever made in the history of our planet: pericles' funeral oration and abraham lincoln 's gettysburg address. The gettysburg funeral oration pericles' funeral oration and lincoln's gettysburg address are two of the greatest and most memorable speeches ever given despite the fact that the two speeches were given some two thousand years apart, there are remarkable similarities between the two, including content, length, and the situations in which the speeches were given.
Standing on the same spot as lincoln did five score years ago, king preached similar themes of justice, equality and freedom for man lincolns speech came as a eulogy to those lost at the battle of gettysburg. Abraham lincoln's gettysburg address and pericles' funeral oration are two of the most memorable speeches given throughout history on november 19, 1863, abraham lincoln delivered this speech amongst the american civil war as a way to bring honor to those who died during the battle of gettysburg. In lincoln at gettysburg, garry wills notes the parallels between lincoln's speech and pericles's funeral oration during the peloponnesian war as described by thucydides (james mcpherson notes this connection in his review of wills's book [20. 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.