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Unformatted text preview: historian than Thucydides Greeks in Thucydides time thought of themselves as heirs to their fathers and grandfathers winning of wealth through Persian War Two faces of Athens Athens became dependent on imperial income, and when it stopped coming because of the Peloponnesian wars, Athens was defeated Standard of leadership declined after Pericles; Pericles asked to give funeral memorial speech in first year of Pel. Wars (Thucydides writes of this); Pericles tries to buck-up the spirits of Athenians, reason for speaking ideally and encouragingly; dissention brings strength...
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