from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- Thucydides 460?-400? B.C. Greek historian. Considered the greatest historian of antiquity, he wrote a critical history of the Peloponnesian War that contains the funeral oration of Pericles.
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- proper n. A great ancient Greek historian and author of the History of the Peloponnesian War, which recounts the 5th century BC war between Sparta and Athens to the year 411 BC.
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- n. ancient Greek historian remembered for his history of the Peloponnesian War (460-395 BC)
From Ancient Greek Θουκυδίδης (Thoukididēs), from θεός (theos, "god") + κῦδος (kudos, "glory"). (Wiktionary)