Thucydides' Views on Ethics & Political Realism


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When and where did Thucydides live?

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1. Which of these was the foundation for Thucydides' view of the world?

2. What did Thucydides believe to be the source of morality?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Test your comprehension of the ethical views and political realism of the philosopher Thucydides. Quiz/worksheet topics include the location where he lived and his basic view of the world.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These subjects will be addressed on the quiz:

  • Source of morality according to Thucydides
  • Political realism definition
  • An event that had a major impact on Thucydides' opinions about politics and morality

Skills Practiced

  • Defining key concepts - make sure you can provide a basic definition of political realism
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the time period when Thucydides was alive and the place where he lived
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about Thucydides' basic view of the world and an event that had a great effect on his political and moral views

Additional Learning

You can learn more about the philosopher in the video lesson entitled Thucydides' View on Ethics & Political Realism. Here are some of the main points that will be discussed:

  • Ethics definition
  • Thucydides' skepticism about morality
  • His focus on international relations