Event Title

Session D-2: A Reconsideration of Athenian Democracy

Presenter Information

Dean Pinos, New Trier High School

Session Number

D-2

Grade Level

Grade Level: 9-12

Start Date

1-3-2013 2:20 PM

End Date

1-3-2013 3:20 PM

Description

Using the Pericles' Funeral Oration, this session will attempt to demythologize Athenian democracy. Reading the Funeral Oration as an example of an epideictic speech, we will examine the structure of the test itself in order to gain a greater understanding of what Athenian democracy meant in practice.

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Mar 1st, 2:20 PM Mar 1st, 3:20 PM

Session D-2: A Reconsideration of Athenian Democracy

Using the Pericles' Funeral Oration, this session will attempt to demythologize Athenian democracy. Reading the Funeral Oration as an example of an epideictic speech, we will examine the structure of the test itself in order to gain a greater understanding of what Athenian democracy meant in practice.