Readings for Thucydides’ History of the Peloponnesian War

January 30, 2015

Next week we are reading excerpts from Thucydides’ History of the Peloponnesian War. You can find the “Funeral Oration” here, and the “Account of the Plague in Athens” here. We will be reading them for Tuesday. For those feeling ambitious, you should also read Pericles’ War Speech (This is a PDF; it is Thucydides’ account of the speech Pericles gave to the Athenians before the war started). You can also find the unabridged versions of Tuesday’s readings here and here. The unabridged versions contain interesting context, particularly for those interested in some of the events of the war.

The “Melian Dialogue” (to be discussed on Thursday) is here.


Links for Plato’s “Gorgias”

February 14, 2013

You can find the text several places (there are two translations available online, but they’re posted several places). Anyway, you can find the reading here and here. They’re the same translation, but I think the first one is in a more readable format. However, the first link divides the text into four parts. The first part is is the translators introduction, and the next three are for the text proper. You can also find another translation here, but unfortunately, this particular site has created a separate page for every page of text.

I will also post some reading questions as soon as I write them.


Links to the Readings on Thucydides

February 2, 2013

Next week we are reading excerpts from Thucydides’ History of the Peloponnesian War. You can find the “Funeral Oration” here, and the “Account of the Plague in Athens” here. We will be reading them for Tuesday. Just for fun, here’s another translation.

The “Melian Dialogue” (to be discussed on Thursday) is here.


Readings for Feb. 2 and Feb. 3

January 28, 2011

Next week we are reading excerpts from Thucydides’ History of the Peloponnesian War. You can find the “Funeral Oration” here, and the “Account of the Plague in Athens” here. Just for fun, here’s another translation of it.

The “Melian Dialogue” (to be discussed on Thursday) is here.