Thucydides Explains Why Martial History Team Exists


"The way that most men deal with traditions, even traditions of their own country, is to receive them all alike as they are delivered, without applying any critical test whatever... 

So little pains do the vulgar take in the investigation of truth, accepting readily the first story that comes to hand."

Text: Thucydides (471/455- c.399 BCE), The Peloponnesian War, as cited in The Classical Greek Reader, Kenneth J. Atchity, 1998/2014

Image: Roman copy (c. 100 CE) of an early 4th Century BCE Greek original, Pushkin Museum; photo by Shakko Kitsune


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