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Definition of Herodotus

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famous Greek historian (approx. 484 B.C-425 B.C) noted for his writings concerning the conflict between Greece and Persia, known as the "Father of History"; lunar crater
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Noun
1. the ancient Greek known as the father of history; his accounts of the wars between the Greeks and Persians are the first known examples of historical writing (425-485 BC)
(hypernym) historian, historiographer
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Herodotus Greek historian of the 5th century BC, often called the "father of history," born in Halicarnassus in Asia Minor. He traveled over most of the known world of his time, and his great work is a history of the Persian War with Greece (500 to 4799 BC), containing also much information on the knowledge of peoples surrounding the Mediterranean Sea. { }
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Herodotus(; Heródotos) was an ancient Greek historian who was born in Halicarnassus, Caria (modern-day Bodrum, Turkey) and lived in the fifth century BC ( 484–425 BC). He has been called "The Father of History" (first conferred by Cicero), as well as "The Father of Lies" (first conferred by Voltaire). He was the first historian known to collect his materials systematically, test their accuracy to a certain extent, and arrange them in a well-constructed and vivid narrative. The Histories—his masterpiece and the only work he is known to have produced—is a record of his "inquiry" (or historía, a word that passed into Latin and acquired its modern meaning of "history"), being an investigation of the origins of the Greco-Persian Wars and including a wealth of geographical and ethnographical information. Although some of his stories were fanciful and others inaccurate, he claimed he was reporting only what had been told to him. Little is known of his personal history.

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