Greek History and the Peloponnesian War

Greek History and the Peloponnesian War - Greek History and...

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Greek History and the Peloponnesian War Introduction The classical age of Greece began with the Persian Wars and ends with the Peloponnesian War War between Athens and its allies and Sparta and its allies Hebrew view of history was the march of God through time, Greeks had a different view Herodotus 484?-425? BC Wrote about the Persian wars “preserving from decay the memory of what men have done”, fun to discuss history Gods control history but men do not know what they have in mind All humans can do is observe what the humans do, leave gods out of it Thucydides 460-400 BC General in Persian war Fired after defeat Wrote about Peloponnesian War instead of fighting Athenian Wrote about why Athens lost Died before finishing his book, philosophers finished for him “It will be enough for me if these words of mine are judged useful” “ my work was done to last forever” History isn’t fun, it is work Learning the lessons of history is hard work
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