Thucydides' voice was vital in articulating a certain difficult kind of reflection on the nature of communities at war. Meditative citizens of all political persuasions went head to head debating national politics on the local level, and most often found their discourse both represented and grotesquely misrepresented on the evening news, with enormous consequences for local, state, and national politics. Recent studies on Thucydides will prove a useful addition to the current scholarly conversation. Thucydides' book has been omitted from earlier study and has not been a major focus of attention. Thucydides was generally still seen as the first social scientist and in many respects the first real historian for the Peloponnesian War. History as a modern field of study had been formed under the support of the valiant Promethean science of the seventeenth century.
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