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  1. c460–c400 b.c., Greek historian.

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British Dictionary definitions for Thucydides


/ (θuːˈsɪdɪˌdiːz) /

  1. ?460–?395 bc, Greek historian and politician, distinguished for his History of the Peloponnesian War

Derived forms of Thucydides

  • Thucydidean, adjective

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Cultural definitions for Thucydides


[ (thooh-sid-uh-deez) ]

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.

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