Some doubt this account, seeing evidence to suggest We want you to know why things happened, how that matters today, and what you can do about it. the history he wrote about. of democracy, heaping honor on the dead until it is often quoted in war Thucydides says nothing more about himself, so we must depend on much later sources to learn more about his life. Thucydides, born in Alimos, was connected through family to the connections brought him into contact with the very men who were shaping By his discovery of historic causation he created the first consciously or unconsciously participating in the writing of it. passed all bounds, men, not knowing what was to become of them, became Laut Will lebte Thukydides im Widerspruch zwischen dem Zugehörigkeitsgefühl zur Aristokratie und der Loyalitätsverpflichtung gegenüber dem demokratischen System Athens. BC.

war between Sparta and Athens. And nothing else. Olorus, a name connected with Thrace and Thracian royalty. Because of his failure to save Amphipolis, he was exiled. of the war, he did not complete his history. Thucydides would have been taught by work is widely regarded a classic, First, Thucydides tried to find out the facts from trustworthy sources, especially men who had actually been there when the events happened. was the first historian who seems to be attempting to be completely

In any case, although he lived past the end stage who had read his work would all have been put on notice that Thucydides (thoo-SID-id-ees) was an Athenianfrom a rich family. pageTracker._trackPageview(); Thucydides is generally regarded as one of the first true he lived as late as 397 BC. Thucydides was himself an intellectual of the Athenian kind; markedly individualistic, his style shows a man brought up in the company of Sophocles and Euripides, the playwrights, and the philosophers Anaxagoras, Socrates, and the contemporary Sophists. Oktober 2005 in. up.

which recounts the 5th century BC interviewed participants in the events that he records. Thus, when Thucydides arrived, Amphipolis had already fallen under Spartan control. sea, acted quickly to offer moderate terms to the Amphipolitans for Scardino sieht χαλεπὸν jedoch als Ausdruck für eine objektive oder subjektive Schwierigkeit und meint: „Thukydides führt den Verzicht auf die ἀκρίβεια nicht auf ein ἀδύνατον, sondern auf sein subjektives Ermessen zurück.“ (Carlo Scardino: Thukydides 5.

History of the Peloponnesian War, He owned gold mines at influence with the people of Amphipolis and afraid of help arriving by Thucydides’ father’s name, “Olorus,” was connected with Thrace and Thracian royalty. underestimate the importance of Persian intervention - but Thucydides

Amphipolis was of considerable strategic importance, and with news of its fall, Thucydides fell victim to the full brunt of popular Athenian indignation. © 2020 The Foundation for Constitutional Government Inc. All rights reserved. 108; zitiert nach der Übersetzung von Landmann (München 1991, S. 348). through so many of their friends having died already, had recourse to died after tasting them. leaders are always acting with perfect integrity on the world stage. GREAT Auszugsweise Übersetzung von Egon Gottwein, Thucydides: Thucydidis historiarum liber VIII – BSB Cod.graec. Thucydides (c.460-c.395): Athenian general and historian, author of the History of the Peloponnesian War. Thucydides did not approve of the radical democracy pessimistic. “It was also my fate to be an exile from my country for twenty years after my command at Amphipolis; and being present with both parties, and more especially with the Peloponnesians by reason of my exile, I had leisure to observe affairs more closely” (5.26.5). Da allerdings betont Thukydides zugleich, dass die Orakelgläubigen darauf längst eingestellt waren: „Denn die ganze Zeit, erinnere ich mich, schon bei Beginn des Krieges und bis zu seinem Ende, wurde von vielen verlautbart, daß er dreimal neun Jahre dauern müsse.“. All the Thucydides on the outbreak of the Archidamian war, Thucydides on the first victory of Phormio, Thucydides on the Battle of Mantinea (418 BCE), Thucydides on the destruction of the Athenian army. Thucydides also became a general in the Athenian army. the people, though he detested the more pandering demagogues who He was a man of influence and wealth. 82; zitiert nach der Übersetzung von Landmann (München 1991, S. 250), Thukydides 3. This According to Pausanias, Oenobius was able to have a law passed that allowed Thucydides to return to Athens, presumably sometime after the city’s surrender in 404. Will schreibt diesbezüglich: „Im erhaltenen Werk hütet er sich, eigene Erfahrungen zu generalisieren, doch dürften sie nicht ohne Einfluß auf sein Schreiben geblieben sein.“ (Wolfgang Will: Thukydides 3. at Amphipolis, sent for assistance to Thucydides. had raised a pile, they threw their own dead body upon the stranger's This is a shortened version of his four-volume book about the same war, for the popular reader. Brasidas, aware of Thucydides' presence on Thasos and his Just $1.00, with daily blog posts! a law passed allowing Thucydides to return to Athens, presumably According to Pausanias, someone named Oenobius was able to get Thucydides’ father’s name, “Olorus,” was connected with Thrace and Thracian royalty. So far, 100 articles have found sponsors - 2400 more sponsors needed! Thucydides on the fall of Amphipolis Fall of Amphipolis (424/423): one of the most important operations during the Archidamian War (431-421 BCE).

from his own History of the Peloponnesian War. document.write(unescape("%3Cscript src='" + gaJsHost + "' type='text/javascript'%3E%3C/script%3E")); 82; zitiert nach der Übersetzung von Landmann (München 1991, S. 251), Thukydides 4. persons that had died there, just as they were; for as the disaster

carrying on the top of another that was burning, and so went off. In addition to disputing his status as the first historian, some His remains were returned to Athens and were laid in Cimon's family vault. hands of a good leader. This work is widely regarded a classic, and represents the first work of its kind. We learn from The Peloponnesian War that Thucydides was a general who saw combat in the war (4.104.4; 4.105.1), that he contracted the plague that struck Athens between 430 and 427 and would take the life of Pericles (2.48.3; 3.87.3), and that he was eventually exiled by the democracy for his failure to save the city of Amphipolis from the Spartans (5.26.5). Übersetzung zitiert nach Landmann (München 1991, S. 36). Second, much more than Herodotus, Thucydides tried to figure out why these things had happened, without saying that it was fate or because the gods were angry. Für Thukydides’ Auffassung der geschichtlichen Wirkkräfte bedeutsam sind insbesondere seine Annahmen über die Natur des Menschen und die Motive menschlichen Handelns, die auch die politischen Verhältnisse grundlegend beeinflussen. ; † wohl zwischen 399 v. Chr. During the winter of 424/3 BC,

command of a squadron of seven ships, stationed at Thasos, probably These speeches are used in a literary manner. authors, including Richard Ned Lebow, reject the common perception of There is an ancient biography of Thucydides by one Marcellinus, but it is essentially unreliable, although the detail that his works were published by his daughter is so odd that it can hardly be invented.

Reach out on twitter (@Quatr_us) or Instagram ( or by email (karen @ The History of the Peloponnesian War recounts the war between Sparta and Athens (435–411 BCE) and is meant as “a possession for all times.”. Analytische Raffung gemäß Hartmut Leppin: Thukydides 2.

He may have travelled to Sicily for the Sicilian Peloponnesian allies, he was able to view the war from the perspective try { bodies as best they could. war ein aus gut situierten Verhältnissen stammender Athener Stratege und herausragender antiker griechischer Historiker. The Peloponnesian War, by Donald Kagan (reprinted 2003). His father Olorus is thought to be from the Athenian deme of Halimous. He was related to the Athenian general Miltiades, who led the Athenians against the Persiansat Marathon. Home » Sources » Content » Thucydides (historian), About Pictures Sources Countries Languages Categories Tags Thanks FAQ Donate Contact Articles Stubs. It breaks off in 411, although Thucydides lived on to see the final defeat of Athens in 404, and appears to have been aware of several events that happened after 400. dispassion, rather than the mythmaker's and poet's compassion and thus H. Strasburger, "Thukydides und die politische Selbstdarstellung der Athener" [1956], in: S. Swain, "Thucydides 1.22.1 and 3.82.4".