Athens and Cultures of The West Questions

1-According to ‘Thucydides, Peloponnesian War’ (source 3.5) how does Pericles argue that Athens’s cultural achievements result from its democratic political system?

2-In his opening paragraph Herodotus ‘On the Egyptians’ (source 3.4) claims that he is writing history to preserve the ‘great deeds/wonders (ta thaumata, in Greek)’ displayed by ‘both the Hellenes and the barbarians.’ Does his analysis primarily display Greek cultural curiosity or cultural chauvanism?

3-What is similar and what is dissimilar in the way Herodotus and Thucydides in ‘The Beginning of Historical Writing’ (source 3.3) approach historical writing? Which style has greater appeal for you? Why?

4-According to ‘Hesiod Works and Days‘ (source 3.1) what are the causes of toil and misery for people at that time?

5-In ‘Homer, The Iliad’ (source 3.2) how is the theme of ‘anger’ displayed by both men and gods, developed throughout the epic?

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