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Revisionist Historian: Innovations of Herodotus and Thucydides

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Getting history correct can be difficult. Here is an interesting article from Lapham's Quarterly:



Herodotus’ Histories and Thucydides’ Peloponnesian Wars transcended chronicle and became history because their authors tried to explain the causes and outcomes of the wars of which they wrote, because they were linking events, acts, and motives causally and for a purpose.


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