clas 121 day 1 what strikes you as interesting or surprising about thucydides' approach or attitude to the distant past in comparison with schliemann's and/or evans. With the rise of critical history, troy and the trojan war were, for a long time, consigned to the realms of legend however, the true location of ancient troy had from classical times remained the subject of interest and speculation. In order to compare and contrast the historical methods, interests, and objectives of herodotus and thucydides we must examine the characteristics of their literary method, including the narrative, description, authorial analysis, interest in accuracy, etc, and their historical inquiry - the authors' objectives in writing the history. Implicit for thucydides is that history must be useful, and to that end it must deal with a contemporary event whose accuracy is painstakingly verified the structure must be strictly chronological and the historical event must be of sufficient duration, magnitude and unity to have exemplary significance.
Thucydides was an athenian general and historian, most notable for his work known as the history of the peloponnesian war whilst herodotus, a near-contemporary of his, is often hailed as the father of history , thucydides himself has been dubbed the father of scientific history. For schliemann, all the pieces fit together to support his thesis that a trojan war had taken place on this site and given birth to a monumental epic poem that chronicled its events with historical accuracy. Abebookscom: history of the peloponnesian war (9780140440393) by thucydides and a great selection of similar new, used and collectible books available now at great prices. Thucydides' methods included balance, accuracy and objectivity, and how he reached his findings makes it a historical classification one method would be that he is balanced thucydides participated in appropriate speeches from both sides.
Experiences of those directly in battle2 thucydides keeps the history as accurate as possible, creating one of the world's finest recording works that shaped how modern man studies events as they transpire. A monumental work unsurpassed for its brilliant description, accuracy, and penetrating insights, thucydides' history of the peloponnesian war is a spectacular eyewitness report of the war between greece's two most powerful city-states, athens and sparta, as it unfolded during the fifth century bc. A b they study the past and help us to understand ancient civilizations: historians and archaeologists: the three-fold job of historians: record, pass on, and organize the past. The authenticity of pericles' funeral oration in the european historical thought 235 mothers, the widows and the sisters of the dead heroes to be closed in their rooms and be careful in order to avoid any comment, either of praise or of blame. Famous for excavating what is thought to be the site of ancient troy and for uncovering evidence of the historical accuracy of the epic poems the iliad (by homer) and the aeneid (by virgil), this pioneering archaeologist is also notable for his business career as an importer before beginning his.
In an essay that dubs thucydides the modern spirit, g f abbott has characterized the historian as a student who cares for historical facts and who knows that historical facts can only be. The death of historical accuracy and that he is an ideological and historical fabricator who seeks, in the name of defending his adopted nation, to bend and. The accuracy of its history, and second, men in their own country have better access to the evidence against which historical accounts can be checked, and therefore less of an excuse.
While schliemann's claims were it remains to be determined just how much of the homeric narrative is accurate by combining different historical sources the historian thucydides, for. The historical errancy of the bible february 8, 2013 , in: christianity , history in 1868, a german businessman named heinrich schliemann published a book arguing for a historical troy, located at a place called hissarlik (in modern turkey. Thucydides: thucydides, greatest of ancient greek historians and author of the history of the peloponnesian war, which recounts the struggle between athens and sparta in the 5th century bc his work was the first recorded political and moral analysis of a nation's war policies. History of political thought thucydides the war of the peloponnesians and the athenians accuracy of urls for external or third-party internet websites referred to.
Piety, universality, and history: leo strauss on thucydides modern historian, whose goal is to give an accurate answer to a particular historical question. Thucydides (c 460 bc - c 395 bc) (greek θουκυδίδης, thoukydídēs) was a greek historian and author of the history of the peloponnesian war, which recounts the 5th century bc war between sparta and athens to the year 411 bc thucydides has been dubbed the father of scientific history due to his strict standards of. Does twisting or changing history to suit a story make for bad historical fiction how should authors approach accuracy in historical fiction.