Pericles's Third Oration

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Pericles's Third Oration

Pericles's Third Oration is a famous speech attributed to Pericles in Thucydides's History of the Peloponnesian War. Pericles, an eminent Athenian politician, delivered it in 430 B.C. in the midst of the Peloponnesian War, after a large plague caused public opposition to his leadership. In it he defended his leadership and actions.

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