Thucydides Quote

History of the Peloponnesian War, book II
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We secure our friends not by accepting favors but by doing them.  - 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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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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