Herodotus

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Herodotus

Herodotus

(c. 485 B.C. - c. 425 B.C.)

- Greek historian in the fifth century B.C.E.

- Visited the Black Sea, Babylon, Phoenicia, and Egypt.

- He is best known for his work called Histories.

- Histories is the story of the rise of Persian power and the friction between Persia and Greece. It also has descriptions of the battles fought at Marathon, Thermopylae and Salamis.

- The customs of Egyptians fascinated him because of their differences compared to Greek culture.

( Ex. Egyptians wrote from right to left, while Greeks wrote from left to right. Egyptians ate outdoors and relaxed indoors. )

"Father of History"

- Was from a rich family, and always had plenty of money himself. He was able to go to school, and he learned all the works of Homer as a boy.


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