Herodotus was a greek historian who was born in halicarnassus, caria (modern-day bodrum, turkey) and lived in the fifth century bc (c 484–425 bc) widely referred to as the father of history (first conferred by cicero), he was the first historian known to collect his materials systematically and critically, and then to arrange them into a. Chapter 8 – herodotus – the first sight-seer herodotus was a greek historian living in the 5th century bc and is regarded as the “father of history” in western culture to the athenians of 5th century bc, slavery was an accepted way of life, and it was essential for their growth. Herodotus 'the histories': a timeline this timeline provides a ‘snapshot’ of events herodotus wrote about in the context of the classical world, with links to explore the hestia project text and map. Herodotus’histories trace the conflict between the greeks and the persians which culminated in the persian wars in the great battles of thermopylae, salamis, plataea, and mycale (480–479), a a generation or so before he was writing.
Herodotus was born in about 485 bc in the greek city of halicarnassus, a lively commercial center on the southwestern coast of asia minor he came from a wealthy and cosmopolitan greek-carian merchant family. Herodotus herodotus (ca 484 bc-ca 425 bc) was the first greek writer who succeeded in writing a large-scale historical narrative that has survived the passage of time in the lifetime of herodotus the writing of history, and indeed of prose of any sort, was still something of a novelty. Greek historians: english translation of herodotus history - book 1,clio, by g macaulay.
Non-fiction but can also include ancient greek literature, myths, poetry, drama and philosophy score a book’s total score is based on multiple factors, including the number of people who have voted for it and how highly those voters ranked the book. Herodotus’ history of the war between greeks and persians dates from roughly the mid-fifth century by this point, we are in a period when greek culture had been quite thoroughly penetrated by critical modes of thinking, first in the realm of philosophy as part of the intellectual legacy of the ionian greeks. An analysis and summary of herodotus with a synchronistical table of principal events tables of weights, measures, money, and distances an outline of the history and geography and the dates completed from gaisford, baehr, etc by j talboys wheeler.
Ancient greece a sketch of its art, literature and philosophy viewed in connexion with its external history from earliest times to the age of alexander the great by h b cotterill herodotus by george c swayne. Unlike his near-contemporary herodotus (author of the other great ancient greek history), thucydides’ topic was his own time he relied on the testimony of eyewitnesses and his own experiences. The solution, attached as a 1,583-word essay discusses the philosophy, works and life of ancient greek historian herodotus the solution follows the apa format and lists references, both web and print for expansion. The earlier books deal with the customs, legends, history, and traditions of the peoples of the ancient world, including the lydians, scythians, medes, persians, assyrians, and egyptians the last three books describe the armed conflicts between greece and persia in the early 5th century bc.
Herodotus, politics and athenian democracy as is widely accepted by scholars, much of the western philosophies have roots in ancient greece among the most influential ancient greek figures is the “father of history,” herodotus of in book five, herodotus elaborates on the power of democracy in his description of the. This book is a translation of ancient mediterranean travels written by greek herodotus ~ 450-420 bc this is a marvelous translation of herodotus history and the goings on of his times herodotus seems to be a careful observer of the events of people and countries of those times. This lesson discusses the life and work of herodotus learn more about the ancient greek who is considered the father of history, then test your knowledge with a quiz.
To read the history (herodotus' only book) is to seek one's roots as a member of western democratic civilization it is in part a gripping and much revered tale of colossal confrontation between freedom-loving greek-speaking peoples (the athenians, spartans, and others) and the seemingly unstoppable forces of the persians. Herodotus is known as the father of history we may think all the famous ancient greeks came from athens, but it's not true like many important ancient greeks, herodotus was not only not born in athens but wasn't even born in what we think of as europe he was born in the essentially dorian (hellenic or greek, yes but not ionian) colony of halicarnassus, on the southwest coast of asia minor.
Herodotus was a greek historian who was born in halicarnassus, in asia minor, in the fifth century bc called the father of history, he wrote the first comprehensive attempt at secular narrative history, long considered the starting point of western historical writing. Herodotus, like many ancient historians, preferred an element of show to purely analytic history, aiming to give pleasure with exciting events, great dramas, bizarre exotica  as such, certain passages   have been the subject of controversy and even some doubt, both in antiquity and today. Herodotus was born in about 485 bc in the greek city of halicarnassus, a lively commercial center on the southwestern coast of asia minor he came from a wealthy and cosmopolitan greek-carian.