What is the genre in which Thucydides wrote?
Thucydides was an Athenian general who wrote the History of the Peloponnesian War, which was a work that examined the conflict between the Delian League, or Athens, and the Peloponnesian League, or Sparta.
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fromChapter 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.