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The secret to happiness is freedom... And the secret to freedom is courage.

Thucydides

The secret to happiness is freedom... And the secret to freedom is courage.

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About Thucydides

Thucydides (; Greek: Θουκυδίδης; c. 460 – c. 400 BC) was an Athenian historian and general. His History of the Peloponnesian War recounts the fifth-century BC war between Sparta and Athens until the year 411 BC.
Some have called Thucydides "the father of scientific history", believing he applied strict standards of impartiality in evidence-gathering and analysing cause and effect without reference to intervention by the deities. He also has been called the father of the school of political realism, which views the political behavior of individuals and the subsequent outcomes of relations between states as ultimately mediated by, and constructed upon, fear and self-interest.His texts are still studied at universities and military colleges worldwide: His Melian dialogue is regarded as a seminal work of international relations theory, while his version of Pericles' Funeral Oration is widely studied by political theorists, historians, and students of the classics.More generally, Thucydides developed an understanding of human nature to explain behavior in crises such as epidemics, massacres, and civil wars.