10 Insightful Thucydides Quotes

Thucydides (c. 460-400 BCE) was an Athenian general and historian who lived through the Peloponnesian War (c. 431-404 BCE) between Athens and Sparta. He was eventually exiled from Athens in 424 BCE after the brilliant Spartan general, Brasidas, bested him during the war. Yet, being exiled allowed Thucydides to gather information from both sides of the war, consequently making his History of the Peloponnesian War a more well-rounded and authoritative text. Here are 10 insightful quotes from Thucydides’ timeless history.

The translation of Thucydides used here is by Rex Warner (Penguin Classics, 1972).

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