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Thucydides

Thucydides  <span class=postdate>29/06/2015</span>

"Traitor is not only he who reveals the secrets of his homeland to the enemies, but is also he who while holding public office, knowingly does not taking the necessary steps to improve the living standards of his people."

 

Thucydides was an Athenian historian, political philosopher and general. His History of the Peloponnesian War recounts the 5th century BC war between Sparta and Athens to the year 411 BC. Thucydides has been dubbed the father of "scientific history" because of his strict standards of evidence-gathering and analysis of cause and effect without reference to intervention by the gods, as outlined in his introduction to his work.

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