Herodotus herodotus c484 bc-c429/425 bc greek historian introduction called the father of history by the roman philosopher marcus tullius cicero, herodotus is best known for his long and compelling prose account of life in greece, asia minor, and egypt which focuses on the causes and events of the greco-persian wars. Ancient greek historians: herodotus and thucydides essay - thesis statement: while the ancient greek historians made great strides in perfecting the writing of history, the roman historians (and the greek historian writing roman history) continued perfecting the art of writing good history. Herodotus: herodotus, greek author of the first great narrative history produced in the ancient world, the history of the greco-persian wars scholars believe that herodotus was born at halicarnassus, a greek city in southwest asia minor that was then under persian rule. 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. Herodotus, after all, was born not in the heart of ancient greece, but in halicarnassus, which ms thomas's introduction says was on the edge of both athenian and persian empires.
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 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. The second book of his histories is a long and detailed discussion of the geography, history, and culture of the egyptians, and it remains an indispensable resource for the study of ancient egypt. 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 histories - book i this is the showing forth of the inquiry of herodotus of halicarnassos, to the end that neither the deeds of men may be. 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. The father of history, as herodotus has been styled, was born at halicarnassus, the centre of a greek colony in asia minor, between the years 490 and 480 bc, and lived probably to sixty, dying about the year 425 bc. In antiquity, books consisted of papyrus scrolls our division of herodotus' histories in nine books goes back to an edition by third century bce scholars, working in the great library of alexandria there are very strong indications that this is not the original division probably, herodotus. Book ix is the final book of herodotus's histories and contains, among other things, herodotus's accounts of the battles of plataea and mycale, the immediate aftermath of the persians' defeat in and withdrawal from mainland greece, and the siege of sestos.
Written in 440 bc in the ionic dialect of classical greek, the histories serves as a record of the ancient traditions, politics, geography, and clashes of various cultures that were known in western asia, northern africa and greece at that time. Herodotus book 1 dispensator humanitatum blue's history summarized s2 • e2 history summarized: ancient greece - duration: homer: the iliad - book 1 summary and analysis - duration: 3. 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. Analysis of herodotus: book two herodotus quickly moves from the failure of cyrus to beat the massagetae to egypt his justification for his study of egypt is vague and amounts to the interest he has in the artifacts and monuments found here a justification applicable to any of the civilizations he has previously digressed on. The histories (greek: ἱστορίαι ancient greek: [historíai̯] also known as the histories) of herodotus is considered the founding work of history in western literature written in 440 bc in the ionic dialect of classical greek , the histories serves as a record of the ancient traditions, politics, geography, and clashes of various.
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. Become familiar with the version of the story told by the ancient historian herodotus, the father of history understand that historical events can be interpreted from more than one perspective recognize the geography of ancient persia and ancient greece. It was herodotus reinforcing the ancient greek worldview that honour was a fundamental historical force shaping the course of human events as such, it's no surprise that all the stuff in the histories preceding the first persian invasion of greece is imbued with this cycle of honour and dishonour. 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 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. The histories by herodotus is the oldest history book that we're aware of in the west it will give you a really interesting ancient perspective on history a history of the peloponnesian war by thucydides is almost like a sequel to herodotus. Ancient greek historians: herodotus and thucydides - thesis statement: while the ancient greek historians made great strides in perfecting the writing of history, the roman historians (and the greek historian writing roman history) continued perfecting the art of writing good history. Herodotus c484 bc-c429/425 bc greek historian introduction called the father of history by the roman philosopher marcus tullius cicero, herodotus is best known for his long and compelling prose account of life in greece, asia minor, and egypt which focuses on the causes and events of the greco-persian wars.
Herodotus was a greek wrote his geographic histories around 484-424 bc herodotus is called the father of history, who was also an ancient geographer who made a lot of major mistakes however, he is one of the oldest known geographers. Herodotus (hērŏd´ətəs), 484-425bc, greek historian, called the father of history, b halicarnassus, asia minor only scant knowledge of his life can be gleaned from his writings and from references to him by later writings, notably the suda. Herodotus and the persian wars • herodotus is the first true historian known in western civilization • he lived during the classical age of greece (the fifth century bce.