The ancient historian and political theorist Thucydides supplies a microcosm of warfare, addressing the fundamental and recurring problems of strategy at all times and places—origins, objectives, and other strategic issues that those who wage war ignore at their peril. But we will never understand his work unless we try to understand him on his own terms.
"Thucydides on Policy, Strategy, and War Termination,"
Naval War College Review: Vol. 66
, Article 6.
Available at: http://digital-commons.usnwc.edu/nwc-review/vol66/iss4/6