Readings for 9/29
Thucydides described a revolution in the polis, Corcyra. What was revolutionary about these events? Why did Thucydides see so much importance in the internal difficulties of a single city-state?
To what did Thucydides ascribe the violence and turmoil he described in the passages about the revolution in Corcyra?
How do the words and deeds of Athens in the "Melian Dialogue" accord with the picture of Athens in his Funeral Oration?
What principles motivated the Athenians?
What principles motivated or inspired the Melians?
Why did the Athenians feel it unwise to accept the neutral status of Melos?
According to the Athenians, what role was religion or appeal to the gods to play in making the decision before them?
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