Thucydides

Thucydides

was an Athenian historian and general. His History of the Peloponnesian War recounts the fifth-century BC war between Sparta and Athens until the year 411 BC
The peoples of the Mediterranean began to emerge from barbarism when they learned to cultivate the olive and the vine.More Thucydides quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The Peloponnesian War turns out to be no dry chronicle of abstract cause and effect. No, it is above all an intense, riveting, and timeless story of strong and weak men, of heroes and scoundrels and innocents too, all caught in the fateful circumstances of rebellion, plague, and war that always strip away the veneer of culture and show us for what we really are.More Thucydides quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
It must be thoroughly understood that war is a necessity, and that the more readily we accept it,the less will be the ardor of our opponents, and that out of the greatest dangers communities and individuals acquire the greatest glory.More Thucydides quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I am not blaming those who are resolved to rule, only those who show an even greater readiness to submit.More Thucydides quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Hatred also is short lived; but that which makes the splendor of the present and the glory of the future remains forever unforgotten
here we bless your simplicity but do not envy your folly.More Thucydides quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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