Thucydides (c. 460 b.c.-400 b.c.) was a general who was exiled for his failure to defend the Greek city of Amphipolis in Thrace. During his exile, he began compiling histories and accounts of the war from various participants. Rex Warner (1905-1986) was a classical scholar of Wadham College, Oxford, and served as university professor of the University of Connecticut. M. I. Finley was a professor of ancient history and master of Darwin College, Cambridge. He died in 1986.Thucydides is the author of 'Thucydides: History of the Peloponnesian War. * the War between Athens & Sparta,431-404 BC, in Eight Books!', published 1964 under ISBN 9780140440393 and ISBN 0140440399.