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    Herodotus

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    Herodotus Herodotus (484-424 BC ?) a Greek historian, known as the father of history, who was the first historian to apply critical evaluation to his material, while also recording divergent opinions. He made his prose style resemble the finest poetry by its persuasiveness, its charm, and its utterly delightful effect. Although his writings have been praised, their trustworthiness has been questioned both in ancient and modern times. After four years in Athens, he traveled widely in Egypt, Asia

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    Herodotus

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    Herodotus As Herodotus develops his History he diverges from the main aspect of his narrative many times throughout the text. Many wonder why Herodotus diverges from the main point by introducing minor characters who do not seem relevant to the central theme. Some consider this method of narrative confusing and pointless but I believe that Herodotus has a purpose for including these minor figures and that these characters help express Herodotus ideology towards proper moral and political systems

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    Herodotus Vs Pasty

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    to History by Herodotus and Terry Deary The ways in which the past is perceived is highly diverse and disparate. Differing interpretations are the foundation to History - a concept in which can be seen as being composed of narratives authored by Historians in order to construct the past. As with all interpretations, they are highly dependent on the Historian’s context, motivation and purpose, their methodology as well as the type of History they choose to present. As such, Herodotus and Terry Deary

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    History writing has evolved much over time with the contributions of many people. In the modern sense, it can be traced back to ancient Greece and China, where historians Herodotus and Sima Qian began keeping records of human existence. Although they were not literally the first people to write history, together they are named the first great historians of the Western world and the East because of their individual innovations and extensive work that has long affected history writing up until this

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    Herodotus and ‘Rhampsinitus and the Thief’ BY: Layla Brown Herodotus, the first Greek historian, has been called by some "the father of history" and by others "the father of lies." Born in 485 B.C to a wealthy family at Halicarnassus, in Asia Minor, he was exiled to Samos soon after his birth because of his family’s opposition to the Persian domination of Ionia. During his youth, he traveled widely, studying the manners, customs, and religions of the people he encountered. His histories are made

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    Analyzing the Battle of Salamis

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    sail away from Salamis, thou will have no fight at all for the one fatherland; for they will all scatter themselves to their own homes; and neither Eurybiades nor anyone else will be able to hinder them, nor to stop the breaking up of an armament.”(Herodotus 3). Using his talent as a public speaker, Themistocles was able to unite the Greek city-states, creating one fighting force that would stay at Salamis to fight the mighty Persian army. While having a valiant leader was an important part of Greek

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    Greek History

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    Asiatic peoples…." With this "mission statement" Herodotus introduces his Histories, the first recorded history text in the western world. Using fragments of the past he reconstructs a picture of the whole; the objects of his researches included first-hand accounts and tales passed down through generations, physical remains and artifacts, and his own intelligence and creativity. Using sources such as these (though he cites nothing), Herodotus describes the foundation of the Theran colony of

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    On Herodotus

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    Herodotus was a historian above all others. He wrote history in a story-like manner and described both the good and the bad in his tales. His way of telling history to this day is more popular than giving something such as a graphed line of events. If he did say give a graphed line of events, he would not be the writer we all know him as today. Herodotus’ way of presenting history is well thought out. He took events and happenings and made it into a sort of story, which is easily digestible by

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    herodotus

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    “Why Herodotus believed Culture is King” Herodotus believed preservation of culture had to be the dominant policy in maintaining, and controlling an empire, thus believing that “culture is king”, Herodotus celebrated the cultures, and achievements of humanity. In Herodotus he writes “ actions of people shall not fade with time , so the great and admirable monuments produce by both Greeks and Barbarians shall not go unrenowned, and among other things, set forth the reasons why they waged war against

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    small portion of ancient Greece literature survived, the texts that are available have great merit and value. A way we can see this, is in the book, The Portable Greek Historians by Finley. The text describes the historical pieces of writing by Herodotus, Thucydides, Xenophon, and Polybius. They explain the history of the of

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