The names of the two writers whose pieces make up today’s reading, “What Concerns Antiquity” (CUA Primer, pages 15–16) are Plutarch and Thucydides. They are both historians who lived in ancient times but who discuss their slightly different approaches to history in the reading. Thucydides investigates a war between the Greek cities of Athens and Sparta, while Plutarch wants to examine the characters of leaders, even if it means looking at small, revealing details instead of big battles. Plutarch says that the attention he pays to the historical details that reveal character is like the attention that someone painting a portrait pays to the details of the face of the painting’s subject. How do you think that historians should decide which details to pay attention to? Can you think of more than one possible good approach?