(455 words)

b. ca. 460 BC in Athens;

d. ca. 400 BC;

Greek historian.


Author of an unfinished monograph on the Peloponnesian War, in eight books.


The papyri have contributed significantly to the evaluation of the medieval manuscripts.


The work wa…

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Landfester, Manfred, “Thucydides”, in: Brill’s New Pauly Supplements I - Volume 2 : Dictionary of Greek and Latin Authors and Texts, Edited by: Manfred Landfester, in collaboration with Brigitte Egger. Consulted online on 22 February 2019 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: 9789004167834, 20090831

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