THUCYDIDES AND SEA POWER
By Captain J. M. Scammell, Inf. R. C.
Five centuries before Christ the influence of sea power upon events was as clearly enunciated by Thucydides as 2400 years later by Captain Mahan. That Captain Mahan did not make use of the testimony of Thucydides is certainly due to the fact that he (and "he" may apply with equal force to both men) was a military man, by force of circumstances made into a historian. Captain Mahan, as he himself states, read whatever he could find, and it is probable that a copy of Thucydides did not come to his hand.