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- Herodotus of Halicarnassus was a historian who lived in the fith century B.C.
- He is known for writing "The Histories", and a collection of stories of different places and peoples he learned about through his travles.
- He was called the " Father of History"
- The "Histories" were often critisised for bias, inacuracy, and plagarism.
- The "Histories of Herodotus" is considered the first work of history in Western literature.
- Written about 440 B.C. The Histories tells the story of the war between Persia and Greek states.
- Herodotus was exiled from his native land of Halicarnassus after his involvement in an unsuccessful putch (overthrough of the government). He never returned to his home land.
- He was called the "father of history" because he wrote various books known as the "Histories".
- The "Histories" were said to be the first pieces of History in Western Literature ( hence the name "Father of Literature")
- In his books Herodotus recorded various important wars, such as the Peloponnesian war; which was between Sparta and Athens.
Statue of Herodotus!
Picture of "The Histories"
Map oh Halicarnassus ( Herodotus's home land )
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- What is Herodotus's home land?
- What was Herodotus famous for?
- Creating the first history in Western Liturature
- Overthrough of the govertnment
- Creating the first math
- switching Egypt back to Polythesium
- What was Herodotus's nick name?
- The father of Disease
- The father of History
- The profit
- Master chief
- What were his books called?
- Harry Conway
- the histories
- Greek culture
- the history of the early world
5. What war did he record in his books?
- The Peleponnesian war
- World war Two
- The Beor War
- World war one