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This revision was not given to the bulk of the records in the rest of our fifth Book. Critics at any rate find them lacking in the finish which marks the first decade and the subsequent account of events in Sicily. ... Læs mere

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This revision was not given to the bulk of the records in the rest of our fifth ... Læs mere

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294
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Excerpt from The Fifth Book of Thucydides: Edited With Notes

This revision was not given to the bulk of the records in the rest of our fifth Book. Critics at any rate find them lacking in the finish which marks the first decade and the subsequent account of events in Sicily. Passages there undoubtedly are which prove a late date of composition', while others appear rather to embody the notes of a con temporary observer. Thus we have minuteness of detail on the one hand; and on the other harshness of language, unusual words and phrases, repetitions, corrections, and possibly interpolations. Dramatic effect is lost, because the point of view is too near the scene. Still we have no doubt in the main the history which Thucydides intended to give of the intervening time of hollow peace before the invasion of Sicily. Though full, it is monotonous and dull; a list of intrigues and counter-intrigues, state plot ting against state, oligarchy and democracy threatening and countermining turn by turn. Fear and jealousy of Sparta lead to a confederacy in the Argive interest. There is however no energetic policy in Athens or in the states of Peloponnesus and but little of personal interest, now that the chivalrous figure of Brasidas and the coarse but vigorous personality of Cleon have passed away. The baleful star of Alcibiades' does indeed appear above the horizon, but there is scarcely a name besides that we remember but that of the honest, blundering Agis. Nor does the historian introduce a single speech from the tenth to the end of the fourteenth year.

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