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ThucydidesHistorian, chronicler of the Peloponnesian war 450 - 395 BC.

Thucydides was the greatest of ancient Greek historians and the father of scientific history. He is the author of the "History of the Peloponnesian War", which recounts the struggle between Athens and Sparta in the 5th century BC. All that we can know about Thucydides must be gleaned from the few things that he says about himself in his narrative. Thucydides' father, Olorus, was of Thracian descent and his family was among the Athenian nobility. The family owned gold mining property in Thrace, which helped to support Thucydides' historical endeavors after he was banished from Athens.

Thucydides took great care to record an accurate history of the Peloponnesian War, without any regard to its entertainment value. Thucydides either saw the battle scenes himself or obtained firsthand accounts.

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