The Greeks Nov 12

The Greeks Nov 12 - Thucydides did not request the gods'...

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Thucydides did not request the gods’ help in writing the Pelopponesian wars Herodotus died in opening years of Pelopponesian wars Both rival homer, who had the most significant war Homer evident in opening of Herodotus’ history—epic story of Persian war, not the product of tradition, events he will have to collect in oral history war Thucydides even more contemporary, writing down while war was going on—eye- witness events; claim that it’s a subject that its so significant for the difference it made in the lives of the greeks; makes claim his war was more important, more people involved in Greek world and beyond No gods in Thucydides, but there is religion; descriptions of how people’s ordinary good behavior is undermined by desperation; talk about religion, consulting Delphic oracle, but not from the author himself; very different from Herodotus or Homer Thucydides’ faith seems to be much more in constancy with human nature; human
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