What he or Thucydides thought in each case can only be guessed at.
Such is the picture which Thucydides has drawn of the Athenians in their glory.
Thucydides, of course, had a sensitive and emotional temperament.
Thucydides, it is true, gives us a minute account of the plague.
If Thucydides is justly accounted the first political historian, Ari may be fitly styled the first of scientific historians.
And after that dialogue comes, in Thucydides' great drama, the fall of Athens.
He was not comprehensive like Cicero, or philosophical like Thucydides, although he affected philosophy as he did morality.
Yet, to the scholar, a raid in Thucydides is more than a campaign in Xenophon.
We have dwelt upon some of the special directions in which Thucydides and Plato can be of help to us.
Thucydides tells us that the time was in Sparta when stealing was right.
An ancient Greek historian and general. Thucydides' history of the Peloponnesian War, in which he fought, is famous for its careful reporting of events and its sharp analysis of causes and effects.