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Parto per Roma Agosto 31 sul volo andata e ritorno da Detroit. Un biglietto costa 2249 euro. Poi vado in treno a Bologna. Un biglietto costa 15.70 euro in prima classe.

In Bologna, abito con la familia italiana. La madre e’ molto simpatica e dolce. Lei e’ bella. Il padre e’ molto grande e spiritoso. La figlia, Maria, ha dieci anni. Lei e’ dolce, ma qualche volte lei e’ cattiva. Il figlio, Marco, e’ molto grasso e pigro. Lui ha tredici anni.

Il appartamento che abito con la familia e’ piccolo. E’ solo un bagno. E’ solo due camere da letto, dunque dormio sullo strato. Ma la familia puliscono spesso.

Faccio la valigia- sto portando molta paia di pantaloni, molta paia di scarpe, le magliette, una giacca, una borsa con i miei soldi, e la mia macchina e’ la macchina fotografica e’ la piu importante.

In Choephori the reader sees how power corrupts. This can be seen with Clytemnestra who kills her husband in the name of power. It shows how a family that has everything is destroyed by jealously and greed. This is a good example of tragedy,which can be seen in many other examples in Greek Literature .

Thucydides funeral oration was one of the best speeches I’ve read. It seems to me like it was especially significant in that time period because he neglected to mention any of the gods. Instead, he focused solely on the actions and deeds of men. I wonder if this speech was respected by those who heard it? I thought the Greeks were very adamant about honor and virtue, and in his speech, unlike Homer’s Iliad, Thucydides did not show what seemed like the proper respect to those men who had perished in war.

Once again, in Thucydides speech about the plague, he calls it “natural.” Others, like Homer, attributed these things to the will of the gods. Was Greek civilization as a whole, or maybe perhaps only Athens since it was a democracy, shifting to a more secular state at this time?

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