Greek Historian Thucydides: Biography, Histories & Speeches


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Why was Thucydides in exile from Athens?

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1. How did Thucydides differ from Herodotus in his approach to history?

2. How many volumes are included in the 'History of the Peloponnesian War?'

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Thucydides was one of the first historians of ancient Greece, and this quiz/worksheet combo will help you test your knowledge of him. You will be assessed on your knowledge of Thucydides' life and work.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You'll be tested on the following:

  • Thucydides' exile from Athens
  • Difference between Thucydides and Herodotus' approach to history
  • Number of volumes in The History of the Peloponnesian War
  • Criticisms of Thucydides' speeches

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related world history lesson
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast topics from the lesson, such as Thucydides and Herodotus
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to identify the American speech that is often compared to 'Pericles Funeral Oration'

Additional Learning

To learn more about Greek history, review the accompanying lesson titled Greek Historian Thucydides: Biography, Histories & Speeches. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Learn about Thucydides' life
  • Know how The History of the Peloponnesian War was different from other historical texts
  • Understand the historical impact of The History of the Peloponnesian War