Thucydides (/θjuːˈsɪdᵻdiːz/; Greek: Θουκυδίδης, Thoukudídēs, Ancient Greek: [tʰuːkydídɛːs]; c. 460 – c. 400 BC) was an Athenian historian and general. His History of the Peloponnesian War recounts the 5th century BC war between Sparta and Athens to the year 411 BC.
"Fruitful earth drinks up the rain; Trees from earth drink that again; The sea drinks the air, the sun Drinks the sea, and him the moon. Is it reason then, d'ye think, I should thirst when all else drink? " (Anakreon)