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Thucydides' political judgement

By M. Heath


After reporting the death of Pericles Thucycides gives an assessment of his leadership, adding by way of contrast some comments on the situation which developed in Athens subsequently (2.65.7-13). These comments provide an analysis of Athens’ defeat in the war which many scholars have found hard to reconcile with Thucydides’ own narrative

Year: 1990
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