Study questions for Thucydides Readings 3-5:
3] Congress at Lacedaemon:
a) List the chief arguments of the Corinthians for War.
.....How do they characterize the Spartans?... and the Athenians?
b) How do the Athenians answer the Corinthians' arguments (point-by-point)?
4] Pericles' Funeral Speech:
a) List the chief attributes of Athens in this idealized portrait. Especially notice those principles of Athenian democracy that seem most congenial to our own.
b) How does this civic ideal translate into advice for the families of the dead?
5] The Debate over Mitylene:
List the chief arguments on each side.