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Historian - Herodotus

Herodotus the Greek historian and writer of the Histories who was known as the father of history or the father of lies.

Herodotus - About Herodotus
The Greek historian Herodotus is known as the father of history.

Herodotus on Government Types
Herodotus, the Greek historian known as the Father of History, describes a debate on the three government types, in which proponents of each type tell what's wrong or right with democracy.

Diodorus and Thermopylae
Although we usually turn to Book VII of Herodotus to read about the Persian War, there are other accounts of the Battle of Thermopylae where the 300 Spartans famously sacrificed themselves for the good of all the Greeks, including that of Diodorus Siculus (c. 90 - c. 30 B.C.), who wrote about the Battle of Thermopylae in his Bibliotheke Books...

Henry Rawlinson
Information on Henry Rawlinson, 19th Century translator of Herodotus.

Herodotus and the Oral Narative Tradition
By Philip Stadter. Herodotus may have first sung his stories. Assuming he was like today's storytellers, reacting to audiences would have colored his final version.

Herodotus Histories in Greek
Perseus Project Greek hyperlinked text for the Histories of Herodotus of Halicarnassus.

Herodotus : History
George Rawlinson's English translation of The History of Herodotus written about 440 B.C. Discussion list.

Herodotus' Conception of Foreign Languages
Thomas Harrison writes on the ancient Greek concept of the Greek national identity.

Herodotos's Report on Thales' Eclipse
From Electronic Antiquity: Communicating The Classics. Herodotus is our source for the prediction by Thales of an eclipse that changed the course of war between the Lydians and Medes.

Review Herodotus Histories Translated by Rawlinson
P.J. Rhodes - Review of Herodotus, Histories: Translated with Notes by George Rawlinson; With an Introduction by Tom Griffith Ware. Review of the Herodotus translation by Rawlinson explains some of the inconsistencies of translation.

"The History of Herodotus" (Contents)
An entry point for reading a public domain translation of the history of Herodotus (aka the father of history).

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