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“The Athenian Thucydides was a son of Olorus, a Thracian by extraction, his father deriving the name of Olorus from Thrace.... He was a pupil of the orator Antiphon of Rhamnus.... Thucydides was a born soldier, and having the care of the mines of Thasos was rich and powerful, but in the Peloponnesian War he incurred a charge of treason because of his dilatory and neglectful conduct.... Becoming an exile, Thucydides occupied himself with his History of the Peloponnesian War .... After completing the eighth Book he died of disease.... He was buried at Athens near the Melitean Gates.” Life of Thucydides:


On Euripides

“He was buried in Macedonia, but there was a cenotaph to him at Athens with an inscription written either by the historian Thucydides or by the lyric poet Timotheus:

Though his bones lie in Macedon where his life was ended, the whole of Greece is the monument of Euripides; but his birthplace was Athens, the Greece of Greece, and giving much joy by his Muses, he hath the thanks for it from many men.1

Life of Euripides:

1 >cf. A.P. 7. 45 (‘Thucydides the historian’), Plan. (‘Anonymous’), Ath. 5. 187 d (‘Thucydides’), but it should be remembered that Timotheus, the other claimant, was a great friend of Euripides

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