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  Cornford, TM, TOC   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Thucydides says nothing of earlier Athenian relations with the West, or of the part taken by Pericles in the alliance with Corcyra; though he gives one or two indications that this alliance was a step towards conquest of the West.
Thucydides is not moralizing, or actuated by malignity.
Thucydides was on his guard against fabulous invention, not against infiguration by an art-form, as seen in the dramatized legend of Pausanias.
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 Thucydides   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Thucydides' lessons are timeless, and an in-depth knowledge of his History of the Peloponnesian War should be a part of every thinking person's education.
Born after the battle of Salamis, Thucydides could hear the Athenians speak, after the victory and their new and complete dominance, a language that only Marlowe and Shakespeare were able to revive in the Elizabethan theatre.
Thucydides' warning that war is imminent to the human condition is grim, but true.
www.grecoreport.com /thucydides.htm   (3029 words)

  
  Ancient History Sourcebook: 11th Brittanica: Thucydides
Thucydides describes their work by the word xuntiqinai, but his own by xuggraqein-the difference between the terms answering to that, between compilation of a somewhat mechanical kind and historic~ composition in a higher sense.
Thucydides is the real founder of the tradition by which historians were so long held to be warranted in introducing set speeches of their own composition.
The comparative indifference of Thucydides to dramatic verisimilitude in these military orations is curiously shown by the fact that the speech of the general on the one side is sometimes as distinctly a reply to the speech of the general on the other as if they had been dehvered in debate.
www.fordham.edu /halsall/ancient/eb11-thucydides.html   (4123 words)

  
  Thucydides - Crystalinks
Thucydides, born in Alimos, was connected through family to the Athenian statesman and general Miltiades, and his son Cimon, leaders of the old aristocracy supplanted by the Radical Democrats.
Thucydides did not approve of the radical democracy Pericles ushered in but thought that it was acceptable when in the hands of a good leader.
Thucydides was writing about an event and not a period and as such took lengths not to discuss anything which he considered unrelated.
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  Thucydides - LoveToKnow 1911
The aim of Thucydides was to preserve an accurate record of this war, not only in view of the intrinsic interest and importance of the facts, but also in order that these facts might be permanent sources of political teaching to posterity.
Thucydides is the real founder of the tradition by which historians were so long held to be warranted in introducing set speeches of their own composition.
The comparative indifference of Thucydides to dramatic verisimilitude in these military orations is curiously shown by the fact that the speech of the general on the one side is sometimes as distinctly a reply to the speech of the general on the other as if they had been delivered in debate.
www.1911encyclopedia.org /Thucydides   (4028 words)

  
 Thucydides - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Thucydides (between 460 and 455 BC–circa 400 BC, Greek Θουκυδίδης ᾿Αθηναῖος, Thoukudídēs) was an ancient Greek historian, and the author of the History of the Peloponnesian War, which recounts the 5th century BC war between Sparta and Athens.
Thucydides, born in Alimos, was connected through family to the Athenian statesman and general Miltiades, and his son Cimon, leaders of the old aristocracy supplanted by the Radical Democrats.
Thucydides lived between his two homes, in Athens and in Thrace.
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 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Thucydides was a wealthy Athenian noble and the son of Olorus the King of Thrace.
Thucydides would have been schooled by Sophists They were the teachers in Athens but today would be considered more like Philosophers and Astronomers Thucydides would have been taught by them not to accept things at face value, to question things.
Thucydides is generally regarded as one of the first true historians, along with Herodotus (who wrote "The Histories" about a generation prior).
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 Thucydides - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Thucydides (between 460 and 455 BC - 395 BC) was a ancient Greek historian.
Thucydides was connected through family to Miltiades and Cimon, leaders of the old aristocracy supplanted by the Radical Democrats.
Thucydides did not approve of the radical democracy Pericles ushered in, but thought that it was ok when in the hands of a good leader.
www.encyclopedia-online.info /Thucydides   (712 words)

  
 Malaspina Great Books - Thucydides (c. 460 BCE)
Thucydides was a wealthy Athenian noble and the son of Olorus the King of Thrace.
The comparative indifference of Thucydides to dramatic verisimilitude in these military orations is curiously shown by the fact that the speech of the general on the one side is sometimes as distinctly a reply to the speech of the general on the other as if they had been delivered in debate.
Thucydides reveals this vision of conflicting necessities in the speeches he uses--the selection and construction of which are governed by the model of political reality he adheres to.
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 Malaspina.com - Thucydides as Science   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Thucydides as Science (c) Russell McNeil, Malaspina University-College, 1996 Had Thucydides been born a century later (he was born about 460) it is entirely possible he would have contributed more to Greek mathematics and science than to history.
Thucydides "detached vantage" as an objective observer (we can argue whether it really was detached in seminar) allows him to probe beneath the surface reasons for war to reveal those hidden forces (power, fear, and self interest) that are really responsible for events.
Thucydides reveals this vision of conflicting necessities in the speeches he uses--the selection and construction of which are governed by the model of political reality he adheres to.
www.mala.bc.ca /~mcneil/lec18b.htm   (2448 words)

  
 Thucydides - tScholars.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Thucydides (between 460 and 455 BC–circa 400 BC, Greek Θουκυδίδης, Thoukudídês) was an ancient Greek historian, and the author of the History of the Peloponnesian War, which recounts the 5th century BC war between Sparta and Athens.
Thucydides' father was Olorus,Thucydides 4.104.4 a name connected with Thrace and Thracian royalty.Herodotus 6.39.1 He was a man of influence and wealth.
He owned gold mines at Scapte Hyle, a district of Thrace on the Thracian coast opposite the island of Thasos.Herodotus 6.46.1; Thucydides 4.105.1, Plutarch, Cimon 4.1 Thucydides, born in Alimos, was connected through family to the Athenian statesman and general Miltiades, and his son Cimon, leaders of the old aristocracy supplanted by the Radical Democrats.
www.tscholars.com /encyclopedia/Thucydides   (1715 words)

  
 BookRags: Thucydides Biography
Thucydides was from the deme of Halimus and was the son of Olorus and Hegesipyle.
Thucydides may have been related to a Thracian prince whose daughter married the famous Athenian general Miltiades and became the mother of the general and statesman Cimon.
Thucydides had been familiar with the work of his predecessors in Greek historiography, though nowhere does he mention anyone by name except for Hellanicus of Mitylene, and he criticizes Mitylene severely for his lack of chronological exactitude in his account of the period between the Persian and the Peloponnesian wars.
www.bookrags.com /biography/thucydides   (1106 words)

  
 Thucydides in the Modern World
Thucydides, the Ancient Greek historian of the fifth century B.C., is not only the father of scientific history, but also of political "realism," the school of thought which posits that interstate relations are based on might rather than right.
As Thucydides said, the Peloponnesian War was the result of a systematic change, brought about by the increasing power of the Athenian city-state, which tried to exceed the power of the city-state of Sparta.
Thucydides may have been the father of a cruel realist view of international reations, but this does not mean that Thucydides himself endorsed the immorality of the international realm.
www.hri.org /por/thucydides.html   (2089 words)

  
 Thucydides, Univ. of Saskatchewan
Thucydides, son of Olorus, [FN 2] was born c.
The case with Thucydides is very different: he is dealing with a contemporary war, not one fought two or three generations earlier, and it is a civil war fought between the Greeks themselves, not on idealistic grounds but as part of what Thucydides regards as a bald struggle for power.
Note, e.g., Thucydides' use of Homer in his introduction (e.g., the philological argument that Homer lacks a general term for the "Greeks" as a whole) or the archeological remains cited in 1.8.
homepage.usask.ca /~jrp638/CourseNotes/ThucNotes.html   (1591 words)

  
 allnurses.com
Thucydides applied a passion for accuracy and a contempt for myth and romance in compiling this exhaustively factual record of the disastrous conflict that eventually ended the Athenian empire.
Thucydides shows a himself as a great analyst of the conficts he relates, and instead of just relating the facts, he guides us through the actors motivations and the reasons for what takes place.
Thucydides is known as the great-grandaddy of history, sharing that title with Herodotus but generally accepted as being the more objective of the two.
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 Thucydides, c.460-c.400 B.C.
Thucydides, c.460-c.400 B.C. Thucydides, c.460-c.400 B.C. The Greek historian of the Peloponnesian War, Thucydides was the son of Olorus, an aristocrat, and was born near Athens around 460 B.C. He suffered in the plague that devastated Athens in 430, but managed to recover and command an Athenian squadron of seven ships at Thasos (424).
Thucydides lived in exile for the next twenty years and probably did not return to Athens until 404.
Living in the Athens of Pericles, Thucydides regarded the motives of statesman and the actions of government as the essence of history.
www.historyguide.org /ancient/thucydides.html   (340 words)

  
 Thucydides: War
Thucydides gives a very detailed description of the revolution at Corcyra in the fifth year of the Peloponnesian war (427 BCE).
The first reason TANTALUS would appeal to Thucydides is that it graphically suggests the instability of humanity, its lack of cohesion, its tendency to chaotic behavior, all symptomatic of the “natural state” in Thucydides’ view.
Early on in his History of the Peloponnesian War, the historian gives an account of Greece before the Trojan War, describing it as a series of tribes who were always on the move, at the mercy of invaders who slashed and burned their way into the peninsula.
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 Thucydides
Thucydides (c.460-c.395): Athenian general and historian, author of the History of the Peloponnesian War.
It breaks off in 411, although Thucydides lived on to see the final defeat of Athens in 404, and appears to have been aware of several events that happened after 400.
There is an ancient biography of Thucydides by one Marcellinus, but it is essentially unreliable, although the detail that his works were published by his daughter is so odd that it can hardly be invented.
www.livius.org /th/thucydides/thucydides00.html   (386 words)

  
 steelheadsite.com Books : The Landmark Thucydides: A Comprehensive Guide to the Peloponnesian War
Thucydides himself turns out to be a clear and powerful writer.
As such, this version of Thucydides is clearly the one for the general reader who wants to take on the task of reading this work.
These features make Thucydides' text concrete in an unusual way and will be particularly useful to the casual reader who is trying to get a broad picture of the events of the Peloponnesian war.
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 Hobbes' Translation of Thucydides   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
But Thucydides the writer of this history, an Athenian, of the town of Halimus, was the son of Olorus (or Orolus) and Hegesypele.
     Thucydides therefore, that he might not be either of them that committed or of them that suffered the evil, forbore to come into the assemblies; and propounded to himself a private life, as far as the eminency of so wealthy a person, and the writing of the history he had undertaken, would permit.
     If therefore Thucydides in his orations, or in the description of a sedition, or other thing of that kind, be not easily understood; it is of those only that cannot penetrate into the nature of such things, and proceedeth not from any intricacy of expression.
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 Thucydides and War
Thucydides is a rationalist, a scientific historian, empirically oriented.
Thucydides distances his handling of the plague from that of both doctors and laymen.
Thucydides uses medical language (verbs, concepts etc.) frequently, but especially in describing unexpected events (both natural and man-made) which befall men, remain beyond their control, and yet have dramatic effects upon them.
www.willamette.edu /~sbasu/wv/ThucydidesandWar.htm   (3909 words)

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