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Pericles Funeral Oration Compared T. The Metaphysical Environment of Athens Term Paper

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Athenian Democracy in Ancient Greece -- Pericles' Funeral Oration during the Peloponnesian War

One of the great symbols of Athens, a symbol that is popular even in the Greece of today, is the olive tree. The olive tree is a hardy plant, both useful and humble. The tree is also the source of bounty and richness, even in the midst of difficulties. Olive trees have been burned during wartime, chopped up for kindling, and even attacked by insects as Mother Nature turns against these plants. Still, the trees as a species have always been able to survive in the harsh environment of Attica, even if they lose some of their mighty numbers.

Likewise, the fragile democracy of Athens, rooted in a harsh climate and…. [read more]

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