Thucydides (Athenian general and historian, c. 460-404 BCE)

“My work is not a piece of writing designed to meet the taste of an immediate public, but was done to last for ever.”

  • History of the Peloponnesian War (I.22) by Thucydides, translated by Rex Warner and introduced by M. I. Finley. New York: Penguin Classics, 1972.


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