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Herodotus

Prior to Herodotus, the writing of history was almost indistinguishable from the composition of myth and fable. As such, it was impossible to get an accurate account of historical events....

Latest answer posted October 26, 2017, 8:21 am (UTC)

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Herodotus's most famous work is also the only work of his that is known to historians in our time. Its title is simply The Histories. This work is a discussion of the causes of the wars between...

Latest answer posted February 15, 2012, 10:17 am (UTC)

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Herodotus

Herodotus is considered the father of history in that he effectively invented the subject as an academic discipline. He laid the foundations of history as a systematic study, with rigorous...

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I should start by mentioning that Thucydides, who belonged roughly a generation behind Herodotus, wrote history in a much more analytic and rigorous manner than his predecessor did. Indeed, he...

Latest answer posted October 19, 2018, 3:35 am (UTC)

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Let's begin by looking at how Herodotus tells the story of Gyges of Lydia. We notice right away that Herodotus focuses on King Candaules's emotions. He is passionately in love with his wife,...

Latest answer posted February 9, 2021, 1:23 am (UTC)

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Croesus reigned over Lydia for 14 years until he was defeated by Cyrus the Great of Persia in 546 BC. Croesus was uncomfortable with the increasing power of the Persians in Anatolia. He viewed them...

Latest answer posted February 9, 2017, 9:31 am (UTC)

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