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[23arg] Of the age of the famous historians, Hellanicus, Herodotus and Thucydides.

HELLANICUS, Herodotus, and Thucydides, writers of history, enjoyed great glory at almost the same time, and did not differ very greatly in age. For Hellanicus seems to have been sixty-five years old at the beginning of the Peloponnesian war, 1 Herodotus fifty-three, Thucydides forty. This is stated in the eleventh book of Pamphila. 2

1 In 413 B.C.

2 F.H.G. iii. 521. 7; cf. xv. 17. 3, above.

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