What is the historical context of the Thucydides text?
Read the excerpt from Thucydides’ History of the Peloponnesian War and post your answers to the questions below in 3-4 detailed sentences that directly reference the text.
Come to class prepared for a discussion of the text’s ideas.
- What is the historical context of the Thucydides text?
- What are the primary actors in the Melian Dialogue arguing about?
- Could the Melians or the Athenians have chosen to act differently? What might have happened if they did?