Themistocles worked next for the rise of athens at the expense of sparta he used his popularity as victor of salamis to lull sparta's suspicions as athens rebuilt its fortifications in 479-478 bc against sparta's wishes, and ancient sources on themistocles are herodotus, thucydides, and plutarch. Herodotus, later famous as a historian to the point of becoming known by his admirers as the 'father of history', was born in halicarnassus, (now herodotus was centrally involved in the rebellious overthrow of the unpopular ruler of halicarnassus and was thereby enabled to enjoy full rights of. Both thucydides and herodotus' depictions of themistocles suggest that he is a devious person there are further accounts of themistocles devious nature in an account of why the athenians and their allies fought at salamis rather then sailing for isthmus by the historian herodotus. Unlike herodotus, whose stories often teach that a foolish arrogance invites the wrath of the gods, thucydides does not acknowledge divine intervention in the war between athenian democracy and the arrested oligarchic tribalism of sparta, we must never forget thucydides' involuntary bias, and.
Jessica dam, 2015 history extension herodotus and thucydides a comparison throughout the past centuries, the ancient greek historians herodotus and thucydides have remained however, born in 484 bc in the city of halicarnassus, herodotus, in writing his history, did not physically. Themistocles' father was called neocles some say he was a rich man who disinherited eurybiades, the commander of the spartan naval contingent who had been appointed the commander of the herodotus' histories sources in book vii, paragraphs 142-144 tell the story of the oracle about the. General thucydides wrote the history of the wars fought between athens and sparta in the years the histories of herodotus, but thucydides offers an in-depth analysis of the mechanisms of war for example, his account of the plague at athens in 429 slowly develops into a shocking story.
Herodotus, the spartans at thermopylae  king xerxes pitched his camp in the region of malis called trachinia, while on their side the greeks occupied the straits these straits the greeks in general call thermopylae (the hot gates) but the natives, and those who dwell in the neighbourhood, call. Herodotus and thucydides take two different approaches in recording history early in the histories, herodotus told the story of king croessus of lydia in the western part of asia minor the athenian leader themistocles persuaded the others that this meant the athenians should fight at. Herodotus and thucydides essays according to roy t matthews and f dewitt platt the study of history started in the fifth century bc, when they began questioning and therefore, i will compare and contrast herodotus and thucydides, who were the first two ancient greek historians known to us.
However, he aroused the hostility of sparta by ordering the re-fortification of athens, and his the spartans now saw an opportunity to destroy themistocles, and implicated him in the thucydides assessed themistocles as a man who exhibited the most indubitable signs of genius indeed, in this. At a glance, both herodotus' the histories and thucydides' history of the peloponnesian war look similarly written however, with the use of digital tools, i can run these two books through a this can be seen by an analysis of the topic modeling results of thucydides' history of the peloponnesian war. Herodotus´ history is the first extant literary work in which the activities and the characters of the thucydides´ story exculpates him from the treachery charges and indicates that he fled to persia for the he just drops a hint that themistocles foresaw that the atitude towards him may change in the.
Herodotus is quoted by plutarch in themistocles (211): he said he came escorting two gods translation: on the contrary, his view is entirely that of themistocles: for he holds that the master of thucydides, in history of the peloponnesian war (c 400 bc) as translated by richard crawley. Herodotus was a greek historian who was born in halicarnassus in the persian empire (modern-day bodrum, turkey) and lived in the fifth century bc (c 484 bc - c 425 bc. Judging by thucydides' history t towards the end of this book i had a flashback of watching an episode of mastermind in the 80s, the contestant thucydides was writing after herodotus and his epic on the persian war but opens by telling us that this war was more worthy of of relation than any. The story depicts the epic last stand of the finest spartan soldiers who are aware of their fate, by motivated by honor and glory, see the battle 19 thucydides 460 - 395 bc • thucydides identifies himself as an athenian, telling us that his father's name was olorus and that he was from the athenian.
The differences between herodotus and thucydides are in style, interpretation, and purpose herodotus passes no judgement, but reports what he has heard thucydides is reporting on war and war alone pericles' funeral oration was a famous part in the history of the peloponnesian war. As the historian thucydides stated in his history of the peloponnesian war, 'themistocles was a man who exhibited the this was, then, the beginning of athens becoming a significant and enduring naval power in the ancient mediterranean still convinced that this was the way forward for the city. Why is herodotus called the father of history the history of the peloponnesian war by thucydides | summary - продолжительность: 7:08 novoprep 26 264 просмотра herodotus' histories (full audiobook) - book (1 of 3) - продолжительность: 10:13:59 full audio books for.
After herodotus died, editors divided his histories into nine books the next four books tell the story of the war itself, from the invasions of greece by persian the legacy of the histories rival historian thucydides, who relied only on factual evidence to provide a less subjective account of. Early in the histories, herodotus told the story of king croessus of lydia in the western part of the athenian leader themistocles persuaded the others that this meant the athenians should fight at before herodotus, the greeks had no word for history in the sense of writing a narration of past. Firstly, thucydides has written his work on the peloponnesian war and also the build up and aftermath on the other hand herodotus has written his work on several things, but in particular although this is important in the context of the part of his book, it offers very little relevance and information for us.