Greek Historical Sources- THUCYDIDES

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Dates...?
455-400BC roughly
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Place of Birth...?
Athens
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Known for...?
Peloponnesian Wars (431-404)
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He was a...?
General in Athenian Army, during Peloponnesian Wars.
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Predisposition...?
Naturally Athenian- but he tried to overcome it.
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Wrote about years...?
479-411
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Nickname and why...?
Father of Scientific History: strict evidence gathering/analysis regarding Cause and Effect. No mention of gods' intervention.
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He wrote the History of the War to...?
Analyse why his side lost. Attempted an accurate understanding and explanation. Also to glorify the great war.
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Took evidence from...?
Own recollections and several other witnesses. All conclusions were rigorously examined.
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He's regarded as...?
The First Modern Historian.
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What did he recount from memory and why...?
140 speeches- they told of what he thought should have been said. How much of them was him?
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He fails to consider...?
The Economic factors of the War, and importance of Persian Intervention.
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What is incomplete...?
His history of the War- account ends in 411, but the War ended in 404.
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He is ultimately...?
More useful than not. His work is more analytical than any other.
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