herodotus herodotus

Definition(s):

  • (n) 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 (485-425 BC)

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  • Thucydides, Scahill and Dirty History

    Yes, they are perhaps the two most storied names among those practicing the historian’s craft. Herodotus was dubbed the “father of history.”
    on June 15, 2013     Source: Heritage Foundation

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  • Hanson, a Stanford University classics professor and ancient warfare expert, says that "purists must remember 300 seeks to bring a comic book, not Herodotus, to the screen".
    on Apr 4, 2007 By: Victor Davis Hanson Source: Sydney Morning Herald

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