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A lack of flesh and blood people — 2 Comments

  1. Thucydides account of the Peloponnesian war wasn’t the first work of History. Nor would any historiographer and certainly no Classicist, make such a statement. Herodotus is you man.
    True Thucydides is what we’d call today a historian, but that’s only because either he say it himself or was taking reports for people who saw things first hand. T is pretty tedious, while H is was more fun.

  2. It was the LSE! Anything before the French Revolution was pre-history.

    Thucydides was pretty dry, though he presumably didn’t imagine he would be read twenty-five centuries later

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