When was Thucydides exiled?
Thucydides was an ancient historian who wrote about the 27-year war between Athens and Sparta. He is regarded for having written a contemporary record of events that he lived through during his lifetime. His work "The History of the Peloponnesian War" was written while he was in exile.
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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.