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Herodotus [born ca. 484 BC]
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Definition: Ancient Greek historian during the 5th century BC; called both the "father of history" and the "father of lies" by his contemporaries for his history of the Persian World.

Also Known As: Herodotus of Halicarnassus

Alternate Spellings: Herodotos

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Ancient Writers
Writing is about 5,000 years old, as far as we can tell. These are links to those early texts, both religious and secular, now available on line.

Who Were the Greek Historians?
One of a series by your About guide to Ancient and Classical History, N.S. Gill.

Elsewhere on the Web:

The History of Herodotus
Written 440 BC and translated by George Rawlinson; from the Internet Classics Archive.

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