What We Can Learn about Today from Thucydides

Thucydides on American Foreign Policy

Wonderful reading.  A glance tells us why reading the classics is a good practice beyond the mere exercise for the mind.


  1. Ah, too funny. I just posted about StratBlog and the posts on Thucydides so far. As I told my wife, this is the type of course I wish I had taken in college--which, of course, I would have blown off just like all the ones I did take.

  2. Dear Dwight,

    We homeschool and my son is daily asking me questions about the whys and wherefores of the Peloponnesian wars, and I must admit to the fact that it has been a little while since I've done anything other than read your recent posts. So it appears I'm due a re-immersion in Thucydides. And then perhaps to Xenophon--the Landmark Hellenika. (I can't imagine that these are best-sellers, I'm surprised they are being produced. But I'm so grateful.)



  3. I'm planning on reading the Landmark Hellenkika in a few months--my wife got that for me as a present the previous Christmas but I thought I better read Thucydides first. The Landmark series is wonderful, missteps and all.


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