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11 07, 2017

Who was Thucydides? Ancient Greek historian

By |2018-04-23T08:03:16-07:00July 11th, 2017|Greeks, Literature|0 Comments

Thucydides, carved in the 200s BC, so long after he died. Now in the Louvre, in Paris Thucydides (thoo-SID-id-ees) was an Athenian from a rich family. He was related to the Athenian general Miltiades, who led the Athenians against the Persians at Marathon. Thucydides also became a general in the Athenian army. He [...]

10 07, 2017

The historian Herodotus – Ancient Greece

By |2019-09-15T07:00:58-07:00July 10th, 2017|Greeks|5 Comments

A story from the historian Herodotus: Stone statues of Kleobis and Biton Herodotus: "Father of History" Who was Herodotus? People sometimes call Herodotus the "father of history." Classical Athens More Greek literature All our ancient Greece articles Herodotus was the first writer that we know of (probably really the first) who tried to [...]