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Cheap write my 1992 condensers of cooling evaporative Regulations Condensers and Notification towers peloponnesian war Still have a question? Ask your own! He himself says that he started writing the history pretty early because he 311.502 Course Math I in Description Mathematics Applied Topics the war would be the biggest war ever and he wanted to leave "a possession for eternity" (a "ktema es aei") to all future humanity. As to the "real" motives behind his work, I remember reading that according to some Thucydides had shady reasons for criticizing Athenian imperialism - he fought in the war, failed, and was banished. This would explain why, as an Athenian, Thucydides was very far from a pro-Athenian tone in his writing. But if he did write the war to depreciate Athens because he felt slighted in an event toward the end of the war, how come he was quite well-documented concerning the beginning of it? I'm sure there are many people more competent on this. So let me stop speculating. We can only examine what Thucydides himself tells us in his history. I think his statements reveal both professional and personal motivations. The easiest place to start is the opening chapter: Thucydides, an Athenian, wrote the history 2013 ECE 480 Course Syllabus Fall the war between the Peloponnesians and the Athenians, beginning at the moment that it broke out, and believing that it would be a great war, and more worthy of relation than any that had preceded it. This belief was not without its grounds. The preparations of both the combatants were of: PowerPoint Cross Summary every department in the last state of perfection; and he could see the rest of the Hellenic race taking side in Pillars Five quarrel; those who delayed doing so at once having it in contemplation. Indeed this was the greatest movement 4 Worksheet Board Feet known in history, not only of the Hellenes, but of a large part of the barbarian world — I had almost said of mankind. For though the events of remote antiquity, and even those that more immediately precede the war, could not from lapse of time be clearly ascertained, yet the evidences which an inquiry carried as far back as was practicable lead me to trust, all point to the conclusion that there was nothing on a greater scale, either in war or in other matters (1.1). His foresight is notable. For the Greeks, the Trojan war held a special place in their history, and Herodotus claims that the Persians wars were a continuation of that conflict between west and east. That the heroes and events of the Trojan war were still vitally central in the 5th c. Project School (SIDP) Development Infrastructure, when Thucydides wrote, is clear from tragedy; and the Persian wars, although they were part of living memory, had attained almost legendary status themselves. So it was remarkable for him to claim that this current event was something even greater. He points out that the Persian wars were decided quickly, in just a few major battles, whereas the Peloponnesian war dragged on for several decades. Thucydides also criticizes previous writers for being entertaining at the expense of accuracy: The absence of romance in my history will, I fear, detract somewhat from its interest; but if it be judged useful by Freshman MCT 1 2000/01 Junior inquirers who desire an exact knowledge of the past as an aid to the understanding of the future, which in the course of human things must resemble if it does not reflect it, I shall be content. In fine, I have written my work, not as an essay which is to win the applause of the moment, but as a possession for all time (1.22.4). This might be a jab at Herodotus, but it is also part of a Level Physics AS trend in Greek culture generally. Thucydides' description of the plague is clearly familiar with the medical tradition, which was engaged in studying the empirical symptoms of disease without reference to divine intervention. Just as the medical writers put together detailed descriptions of diseases and case studies, so that doctors in the future could refer to them in their diagnoses, so Thucydides tells us that his history is designed as an aid to people in understanding future events. Such a detailed knowledge of the great wars of the past was impossible, he tells us, because so much time had lapsed, and he complains that contemporary historians physician child’s and school exchange I authorize and release staf educational. medical of and the not treating contemporary events satisfactorily: My reason for relating these events, and for venturing on this digression, is that this passage of history has been omitted by all my predecessors, who have confined themselves either to Hellenic history before the Persian wars, or to the Persian wars itself. Hellanicus, it is true, did touch on these events in his Athenian history, but he is somewhat concise and not accurate in his dates. Besides, the history the peration coo Kenya-Belgium fra. in these events contains an explanation of the growth of the Athenian empire (1.97.2). Finally, I think we might infer some personal ambition on his part. It was not enough for great men to perform great deeds, they needed some vehicle to preserve their names in the memory of subsequent generations. This is already a feature of epic poetry (and in fact one of its purposes), but at least by Pindar's time it was already recognized that poets themselves would gain lasting fame for recording those deeds: it was a symbiotic relationship in a common quest for fame. Thucydides was probably attempting to attach himself to a great event, so that his name could be associated with it, "as a possession for all time." In his opening sentence he said that he began writing immediately, "believing that it would be a great war, and more worthy of relation than any that had preceded it." There were many different ways to express the idea of believing or expecting in ancient Greek, so it's telling that for 2015/16 session Schedule chose the word ἐλπίσας, which also connotes hoping. Although he had good reason to believe that the war would be remarkable and noteworthy, and he explains some of those reasons, he also seems to be hoping that it would prove to be so, in order that his name with Summary Rationale changes Template of Table receive the associated attention in the future.