How did Thucydides influence Greece?


How did Thucydides influence Greece?


Thucydides fought on the side of Athens in the Peloponnesian War between Athens and Sparta. He was not a successful general, however, losing control of an important city, at which point Athens exiled him.

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Although Thucydides fought in the Peloponnesian War, this was not his great contribution to ancient Greece. Rather, his history of the Peloponnesian...

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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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