Compare Platos Philosopher ruler with the Periclean Ideal

EESAY QUESTION: CRITICALLY COMPARE PLATOS PHILOSOPHER-KING WITH THE PERICLEAN IDEAL.

INSRUCTION: THE ESSAY MUST BE BASED ON A CLOSE, ACCURATE READING OF THE PRIMARY TEXTS.

1. Plato. (1952). The Philosopher Ruler, in The Republic. Chicago: Chicago Uni Press (transl. Jowett).

2. Thucydides. (1972). Pericles Funeral Oration, in The Peloponnesian War. Ringwood: Penguin (transl. Warner).

THESE TWO SOURCES ARE THE BASIS OF THE ESSAY. IT SHOULD COMPRISE 80% OF THE ESSAY WORK AND REFERRENCING.

IT IS A COMPARISON ESSAY AND SO THESE TWO SOURCES ARE THE BASIS FOR CRITICAL COMPARISON. IF I WAS TO BE EXACT, THE PLATO-PHILOSOPHER READING IS BEING COMPARE TO THE PRICLEAN IDEAL, THEREFORE IT SHOULD TAKE PROMINACE (50%-30% WEIGHING).

INSTRUCTION: USE OTHER PRIMARY AND SECONDARY SOURCES TO STRENGTHEN YOUR ARGUEMENT:

#Plato. (2003). Crito, in The Last Days of Socrates. London: Penguin (transl.Tredennick and Tarrant).

#Hanson, V. and Heath, J. (2001). Who Killed Homer: The Demise of Classical Education and the Recovery of Greek Wisdom. San Francisco: Encounter

I will upload or e-mail the majority of necessary sources required for the assignment. However, there are TWO SECONDARY sources besides the ones I will provide that will be useful:

#Schofield, M. (1999). Saving the City: Philosopher-Kings and other Classical Paradigms. London: Routledge.

#Dawson, D. (1992). Cities of Gods: Communist Utopias in Greek Thought. Oxford: OUP.
(these two works are the only ones required to be found).

SO, THE ESSAY SHOULD COMPRISE IN WEIGHING:
#MAIN TWO SOURCES (80%).
#OTHER PRIMARY AND SECONDARY SOURCES MENTIONED (20%).
(THE RATIOS USED IN A SAFETY MECHANISM TO ENSURE THE ESSAY IS BASED ON THE TWO MAIN PRIMARY READINGS. JUST REMEMBER THE OTHER WORKS ARE USED TO STRENGHTHEN THE ARGUEMENTS MADE FROM THE MAIN READINGS).

ESSAY OBJECTIVE:
#TO UNDERSTAND THE CULTURE OF PERICLEAN ATHENS COMPARED WITH PLATOS PHIOSOPHER RULER, IN TERMS OF PHILOSOPHY.
# TO UNDERSTAND THE CONTINUITIES AND DISCONTINUITIES BETWEEN 5TH CENTURY BC ATHENS AND MODERNITY.

USE HARVARD IN TEXT REFERRENCING:
AUTHOR, YEAR: PAGE. EX. (SMITH, 1999: 32).