Classical Greece :Thucydides, Pericles' Funeral Oration from the Peloponnesian War

Discipline: History

Type of Paper: Creative writing

Academic Level: Undergrad. (yrs 3-4)

Paper Format: APA

Pages: 7 Words: 2288

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Classical Greece

Thucydides, Pericles' Funeral Oration from the Peloponnesian War

Xenophon, The Polity of the Spartans


What kind of primary source is it?


Who is the author or creator (if known)?


Can you tell why was it written or created?


What is the primary source's tone? What words and phrases (and/or scenes and visual perspectives) convey it?


What are the author's or creator's values and assumptions are? Is there visible bias? Explain your answers.


What information does it relate? Did the author or creator have first-hand knowledge of the subject or did s/he report what others saw and heard?


What issues does it address?


What is your overall assessment of the primary source and its usefulness/significance for the historical study of your topic?