Wed 1 Mar 2006
According to Thucydides human nature is something that is wild and uncontrollable. This is a true assertion because one does not know what a person will do, that is one of the myseries of the world. Human nature thus must be controlled or else everything in its path will be destroyed. In Thucydides writing there a great war, the Pelopennesian War. This war took the lives of so many people and it destroyed so much. This is proof that human nature is uncontrollable and must be controlled. The two powers, Athens and Sparta were out of control and they destroyed so much.
This is where Thucydides can teach us. If people learn from these types of writings, conflicts can be avoided. The past can teach people much about the future and it can help us on taking the appropriate action.