Historian - Thucydides
Pericles Funeral Oration
In a speech written for the Athenian leader Pericles, the historian Thucydides has him say that democracy allows men to advance because of merit instead of wealth.
Thucydides is an ancient Greek historian who wrote about the Peloponnesian War.
Three Essays on Thucydides, by John M. Finley
Euripides and Thucydides, The Origins of Thucydides' Style, and The Unity of Thucydides' History.
Thucydides as Science, by Russell McNeil
Had Thucydides been born a century later he might have contributed more to Greek mathematics and science than to history. Thucydides provided the basis for the so-called "balance of power" politics.
Thucydides, by John Porter
The war Thucydides describes was contemporary, fought between Greeks, and a dirty war which amounted to a struggle for power. He describes medical symptoms to help future generations recognize the plague that killed Pericles.
Thucydides Mythistoricus, by Francis M. Cornford
Written with the flowery language of 1907, Thucydides Mythistoricus, by Francis M. Cornford, is an online book describing the artistic nature of Thucydides' prose.
Bibliography - Thucydides
Books and articles on Thucydides from Rutgers' Classics Department.
Glossary entry on the Peloponnesian War.