Herodotus (c. 484–c. 425 BC)

Herodotus was an ancient Greek who is thought as the "Father of History." He was a contemporary of Thucydides, Socrates, and Euripides. Herodotus only known work was The Histories. The Histories The Histories is a record of his "inquiry" on the origins of the Greco-Persian Wars. It deals with the lives of Croesus, Cyrus, Cambyses, Smerdis, Darius, and Xerxes and the battles of Marathon, Thermopylae, Artemisium, Salamis, Plataea, and Mycale. It also deals with many cultural, ethnographical, geographical, historiographical, and other digressions form a defining and essential part of the Histories and contain a wealth of information.
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