Derived from the Greek for "word of praise," the eulogy is a
longstanding tradition of recognition and remembrance. The speeches
and essays gathered in this collection offer thought-provoking
commemorations of the lives and deeds of politicians, authors,
poets, and other influential individuals. Starting with Pericles'
Funeral Oration, a classic example of the rite, these writings turn
their focus to historical figures of the past two centuries, from... more...