Thucydides_Hobbes_Notes - that the opposite is true during...

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Class 134 Professor Rusten Discussion Questions for Thucydides and Hobbes readings 2/18/08 -Do you feel that Thucydides’ explanation of how the neutrals were destroyed had to do with his  notion of staying neutral during the course of the Peloponnesian war? -Could Thucydides be over exaggerating, or at least paying great detail and attention to, his  description of the chaos that occurred in Corcyra in order to make obvious his connection  between the actions of this particular city during wartime and the effects of the Peloponnesian  war on Greece as a whole?  Do you think his explanation(s) are excessive? -Although Thucydides points out that during war mankind is brutal an immoral, does this mean 
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Unformatted text preview: that the opposite is true during peace? Do you feel that people actually behave with differing morals in war and peace times, or just with differing actions? Are Thucydides’ descriptions and the parallels he draws here convincing reasons for peace?-Do you feel that for an individual to excel he/she must have a balance of opposing traits (ie. equal amounts of judgment and fancy or of acquired and natural wit)?-Is it appropriate for Hobbes to include/cite references from the bible? From a modern standpoint, does his inclusion of theological explanations detract from his overall argument?...
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