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BC: Citations: images.google.com en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thucydides Powerpoints on Greek Geeks www.mixbook.com | Positive Consequences of Thucydides' Pursuit: Probably one of the most positive things that came out of his pursuit is the amount of information that we learned from him. If we wasn't so honest, we would have to rely on the information that untruthful writer wrote. Another thing that Thucydides got out of his honesty is that he is portrayed as an honest person even centuries from now. | Negative Consequences of Thucydides' Pursuit: I don't think that there were any negative things in Thucydides' pursuit except that when he was alive, he might have less respected by the Athenians because he criticized Athens even though he was from there.

FC: Thucydides' Pursuit of the Truth

1: Thucydides was a historian. He is sometimes referred to as the father of "scientific history" because of his strict belief in gathering evidence and he doesn't make any references to intervention by the gods. It is amazing that his articles even got read during his lifetime, considering that the gods were at the center of many people's lives.

2: Hippocrates was someone that I felt was connected to Thucydides because he tried to make people see the truth. Hippocrates was obviously very smart and he rejected the gods just life Thucydides did. He used the scientific method to figure out that illnesses were not punishment by the gods just like Thucydides used the scientific method to get information for his stories.

3: Pythagoreas was somewhat of an oddball. He didn't ever really try to say that the gods were not real, but he believed that the soul was reincarnated over and over until it became immortal. Science is the one thing that connects all of these Greek Geeks, but something else that is in common is that they were somewhat of "hipsters" in that they didn't believe what the public did.

4: Many of the Greek Geeks actually had very similar ideas, just in different subjects. But they found different ways of pursuing the truth. Some believed in showing it through art, others by math, science, or writing. These Greek Geeks were amazingly similar in their beliefs and in that they were socially awkward.

5: Thucydides wrote all about the battles in the Persian war. Although he was Athenian, he sought the truth about the battles and made sure to be as unbiased as possible. We was not liked by all because he would criticize the Athenians just as much as the Persians. We was willing to take abuse from the haters just make sure people knew the truth.

6: Thucydides' idea of the truth was to find out what was really happening even when people thought differently. That idea definitely holds up today. It is more difficult to find the truth nowadays because news stations care more about ratings and getting a story out before the other stations than actually trying to find facts. Thucydides did his research and became a reporter who's writing is used today to better understand what went on in Greece

7: What truth means to me is to be open. I think that being open is one of the most important things that everyone should work on because when you're an open book, you allow people to see who you truly are. People like people because of their personality, or at least they should. If you don't have any secrets, then you're not afraid to be different because you let people judge you, but don't let it affect you. | Read me

8: Thucydides wrote about the Peloponnesian War which was a huge War between the Greeks and the Persians. Other, more biased reporters said that there were as many as one million Persian soldiers, which was completely inaccurate. Thucydides reported that there were only about 30,000 soldiers at most, so that is what we have to believe today.

9: In Thucydides' quest to find the truth, he wrote a book called The History of the Peloponnesian War, containing all of his articles about the war. Each of these articles contained detailed information about the war and accurate data. Because of the time that it was written, it was rewritten my numerous authors. This proves that his idea of seeking the truth is relevant today.

10: Out of the Greek Geeks studied in class, I think that Thucydides' pursuit of truth is most relevant today because he basically went through the scientific method just to get to the truth. We go through that process nowadays and it is accepted as the most correct way to find results. He was doing something that is still used today, and therefore, I think that his way of pursuing the truth is the most relevant to today.

11: Positive Consequences of Thucydides' Pursuit: Probably one of the most positive things that came out of his pursuit is the amount of information that we learned from him. If we wasn't so honest, we would have to rely on the information that untruthful writer wrote. Another thing that Thucydides got out of his honesty is that he is portrayed as an honest person even centuries from now. | Negative Consequences of Thucydides' Pursuit: I don't think that there were any negative things in Thucydides' pursuit except that when he was alive, he might have less respected by the Athenians because he criticized Athens even though he was from there.

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