How did Thucydides' experiences affect his writing?


How did Thucydides' experiences affect his writing?


Thucydides is remembered as one of the great historians who lived in ancient Greece. His book, History of the Peloponnesian War, remains the most highly regarded account of the war written by anyone in ancient Greece.

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The most notable influence Thucydides had when writing about the Peloponnesian War is that he fought in it himself. This gave him first hand knowledge...

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Peloponnesian War and Thucydides


Chapter 3 / Lesson 4

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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