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Thucydides
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As quoted in "The Bellstone: The Greek Sponge Divers of the Aegean: One American's Journey Home" by Michael N. Kalafatas, Brandeis University Press/University Press of New England, 2003 - ISBN: 9781584652724
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History of the Peloponnesian War, book II
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History of the Peloponnesian War Book 2, Chapter 4
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As quoted in "Day's Collacon: an Encyclopaedia of Prose Quotations" by Edward Parsons Day, International Printing and Publishing Office, 1884, p. 905
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Idea attributed to Thucydides in "The Art of Rhetoric", supposedly written by Dionysius of Halicarnassus (c. 60 BCE – after 7 BCE). Also quoted by Lord Bolingbroke.


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Nationality: Greek

Occupation: Historian

Bio: Thucydides was a Greek historian and author from Alimos. His History of the Peloponnesian War recounts the 5th century BC war between Sparta and Athens to the year 411 BC.

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