“Historians Have to Make Things Up” says Thucydides.

Over at Mere Student, John Oliff posted on the Greek historian Thucydides’s (c.460-c.395 BC) take on the nature of historiography. Sounds like a real snoozer, but grab a cup of coffee if you have to and read this quote from The History of the Peloponnesian War. In this history I have made use of set speeches [Read More…]