Did Thucydides begin the Greek democracy?

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Did Thucydides begin the Greek democracy?

Thucydides:

Thucydides was an ancient Greek historian who is most famous for his book History of the Peloponnesian War. Thucydides was born in Athens sometime around the year 460. He died in circa 400.

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No, Thucydides lived long after the beginning of Greek democracy. Democracy in ancient Greece is believed to have begun with Solon (circa.  630...

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Peloponnesian War and Thucydides

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Chapter 3 / Lesson 4
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This lecture covers the Peloponnesian War. First we enumerate the causes of the war. Then we examine Pericles' plan to win it. We see how Pericles' plan eventually fell apart and how the Athenians struggled without leadership until their eventual destruction at the hands of the Spartans.


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