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who is herodotus and what was his importance to world history

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asked May 9, 2013 in Egyptian History by anonymous
   

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Herodotus was a Greek born in the 5th century in Halicarnassus, Cari. His entire life is in dispute from dates of birth and death, country born in, language he spoke, where he traveled to, and who he actually had met. He listened to everyone from top officials to story tellers. With much spirit and persistence, he wrote "Histories" which caused consistent objections. He was referred to as the father of lies and yet he is regarded with respect just as sternly for stressing the importance in recording memories to recognize achievements of all people and show the conflicts they created. He is referred to as the Father of History for sharing his views and opinions of the past as he remembered it.
answered Dec 27, 2013 by kfox Inquisitive Expert (83,500 points)

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