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Unformatted text preview: Thucydides of Athens [Dillon 16.4] background family politics relationship to Herodotos context of the work (role in Peloponnesian War) the Peloponnesian War composition scope (completeness) perspective goal sources: personal experience, interviews methods and viewpoint Thucydides as historian speeches causation analysis of human behavior limitations of Thucydides as a historian objectivity focus on individuals some other Greek historians Xenophon of Athens [Dillon 16.5] background composition works ( Anabasis , Sokrates) Atthidographers [Dillon p. 537] accounts of Alexander the Great Ptolemaios (Ptolemy) I universal historians (Herodotean tradition) Roman period (Polybios)...
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