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A linguistic version of this phenomenon occurs in translations of the notoriously challenging Greek of the historian Thucydides.The Classics are Dead! Long Live the Classics! Mary Beard’s New Book|Nick Romeo|September 20, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Does it bother you to read Thucydides (or other authors) in translation?
Thucydides was then a boy; schylus died in that year; Cimon was recalled from exile, and the Athenians completed their long walls.The Every Day Book of History and Chronology|Joel Munsell
In a single volume Thucydides relates what could scarcely be compressed into eight volumes of a modern history.
Sallust made Thucydides his model, but fell below him in genius and elevated sentiment.
He was not comprehensive like Cicero, or philosophical like Thucydides, although he affected philosophy as he did morality.
In point of artistic unity he is superior to Livy and equal to Thucydides, whom he resembles in conciseness of style.
British Dictionary definitions for Thucydides
Derived forms of ThucydidesThucydidean, adjective
Cultural definitions for Thucydides
An ancient Greek historian and general. Thucydides' history of the Peloponnesian War, in which he fought, is famous for its careful reporting of events and its sharp analysis of causes and effects.