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This drove Alcibiades from leadership in Sicily to seek shelter in Sparta, a great loss for Athens.
Thucydides would also say that under Pericles, Athens was not a democracy, but "in fact a government ruled by its foremost citizen," i.e. Pericles.
Thucydides is an amazing historian and Kagan did a great of providing a concise account of him and the Peloponnesian war.
really interesting book that examines Thucydides as a historian and a writer and his role in shaping popular understanding and scholarship of Athens. Read morePublished 3 months ago by madmicah
Donald Kagan, as well as writing the book "Thucydides: The Reinvention of History", is also the author of a well-received tetralogy on the Peloponnesian War. Read morePublished 15 months ago by Doktor Faustus
Thucydides is an amazing historian and Kagan did a great of providing a concise account of him and the Peloponnesian war. Read morePublished 15 months ago by Larry Van bibber
This book is a detailed review of a 5th century BC historian ( according to many the first real historian) by a distinguished 20th century historian. Read morePublished on May 18, 2012 by W. Tappan Lum
Is history just one damn thing after another? Or can we discover the underlying logic of events that will allow us to shape a better future? Read morePublished on June 23, 2010 by Peter Renz