Rationes Rerum 20
Plutarco, Stesimbroto di Taso e la rivolta di Samo
Plutarch reports three fragments of Stesimbrotos of Thasos’ essay On Themistocles, Thucydides, Pericles that deal with topics related to the history of the island of Samos. This article analyzes one of them (FgrHist F 8), derived from Plutarch’s Life of Pericles. Variously interpreted by modern scholars, it nevertheless allows us to define Stesimbrotos’ point of view about Pericles and his conduct of the war in Samos, as well as to clarify the intertextual relationship between the account of the Thasian historian and that of Plutarch.