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    Herodotus Biography

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    Herodotus an Ancient Greek writer and geographer wrote The Histories, around 425 B.C., which told of the Greco-Persian Wars. He is considered the first historian and is known as the “father of history”. In 431 B.C. Thucydides, an Athenian historian, wrote History of the Peloponnesian War. His work accounted the war between Sparta and Athens. Philosophy of History was first offered during the Medieval period by theologian, St. Augustine. Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel, developed the dialectic

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    Herodotus Paper I am Herodotus and I have found more civilizations. I have found Mesopotamia, Egypt, The Indus Valley, and China. When I had found these civilizations I was so happy, but I had no clue what their writing was and what they had done for a living, so I must find out. When I had finished studying these civilizations I had realized that Egypt’s step-pyramids looked just like the ziggurat In Mesopotamia. I also had learned that they had traded because I had in Mesopotamia they had things

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    Herodotus The Histories

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    The Histories is a book written by Herodotus during the 5th century BC and is one that is very useful in the study of history. Herodotus himself was and still called the “Father of History” as it is believed that he is the first to write down histories. A historian from 400 years after Herodotus, Dionysius, had stated that Herodotus “chose not to write down the history of a single city or nation, but to put together many, varied events of Europe and Asia in a single comprehensive work”. The book

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    wide expanse of people who had a prominent influence during their time, and strived to change the way they might be perceived in generations to follow. Herodotus was a revolutionary writer from the fifth century BCE who made a major impact on his world and is continuing to do so in the present. Even though he might not be exceedingly popular, Herodotus made important advancements in the way history is defined today. He is known as an “oral historian” because of his methodology. His travels led him

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    Little is known of the life of Herodotus of Halicarnassus who was born in a part of the Greek empire in what is present day Turkey, and lived between ca. 484 and 420 BC, other than that he was the author of the Histories. It was the first history to break with the “Homeric” way of relating history by interweaving it with myth and delivering it in the style of poetry. Instead, Herodotus produced systematic accounts of history following a chronological order, assembled as many facts and forms of evidence

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    be (at least for the near future) a vast collection of historical resources. A new question is posed however; what defines the potency of a source? In many ways, two ancient historians named Herodotus and Thucydides helped define and set the ground-work for what historical writing consists of. Herodotus, being the older of the two, is flatteringly renowned as the father of history, as he provided the world with its first account of a true historical narrative – The Histories. Both men lived roughly

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    Herodotus was the first Greek to look at the big picture. He differed from famous authors such as Homer and other authors, with texts of legends and mythology. Herodotus describes human causes for circumstances and events, rather than labeling them as divine ones, which authors at that time arguably focused their writings. When Herodotus describes divinity, he relies on the human approach by relying on the knowledge of other cultures. His cultural interests vary in philosophy, anthropology and religion

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    Herodotus Research Paper

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    This is exactly what Herodotus did, he wrote what he investigated. This is why Herodotus is known as “The Father of History”, he was the first author to investigate and write his findings. He was thirsty for knowledge like many of us. He wanted more and he got it. Although he was named “The Father of History” he was also named “The Father of Lies”, I will investigate and find why he was named the two. Herodotus of Halicarnassus, is best known as “The Father of History”. Herodotus was born in 485 B

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    Herodotus, consider as the father of history, was born in the ancient Halicarnassus, current Turkey, and lived between 485 and 425 BC, about 150 years previous to the creation of the Library of Alexandria. Moreover, due to Persian rule over greece, Herodotus fled to Samos resulting from his conflicts with the local government and will not return until 450 BC, when he participated part in the campaign to defeat Lygdamis, to once again leave the city after the completion of the campaign. Furthermore

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    Although Herodotus and Sima Qian lived hundreds of years apart on opposite sides of the planet, their respective impacts on their societies and humanity as a whole are tremendous. Herodotus was born in 480 BCE in Halicarnassus, Asia Minor (now Turkey). His family was wealthy, and immediately resisted the Persian rule after their conquest of the city, leading to his exile on the island of Samos – his first encounter with the trauma of war. He then wrote The Histories, a work of massive scope that

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