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Thucydides

Thucydides' attitude towards the Peloponnesian War seems pretty clear: it caused a lot of suffering and hardship for people on both sides of the fight. As for his attitude toward Athens, this is a...

Latest answer posted February 5, 2012 12:08 pm UTC

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Thucydides

In the first book of his History of the Peloponnesian War, Thucydides gave the background information for the conflict, culminating with Pericles' first speech in Athens. In book 2, he gets into...

Latest answer posted April 25, 2016 4:46 pm UTC

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Thucydides

The Thucydides articles on eNotes come from scholarly encyclopedias. The sources used are listed in the "Further Reading" section.

Latest answer posted January 30, 2012 4:47 am UTC

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Thucydides

No—Pericles's famed "Funeral Oration" has nothing in common with the mindless jingoism that one normally associates with war propaganda. And to those who might view it as simply propaganda for the...

Latest answer posted September 24, 2019 11:04 am UTC

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The Melian debate is one of the more interesting episodes in The History of the Peloponnesian War by Thucydides. It is often taught in parallel with the Mytilenian debate. In both, the essential...

Latest answer posted September 14, 2012 5:11 am UTC

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I'd suggest it would be a mistake to judge Thucydides by modern historical standards (be aware, in the context of the study of history, he's positioned as one of its earliest practitioners, and...

Latest answer posted July 29, 2019 7:16 pm UTC

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