Thucydides

[ thoo-sid-i-deez ]
/ θuˈsɪd ɪˌdiz /

noun

c460–c400 b.c., Greek historian.

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British Dictionary definitions for Thucydides

Thucydides
/ (θuːˈsɪdɪˌdiːz) /

noun

?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

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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