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-'''Herodotus''' of [[Halicarnassus]] ([[Ancient Greek|Greek]]: ''Hērodotos Halikarnāsseus'') was a [[Greeks|Greek]] [[historian]] from Ionia who lived in the [[5th century BCE]] (ca. [[484 BCE]]–ca. [[425 BCE]]) and is regarded as the "''Father of [[History]]''". He is almost exclusively known for writing ''[[Histories (Herodotus)|The Histories]]'', a record of his 'inquiries', a [[word]] that passed into Latin and took on its modern connotation of 'history') into the origins of the [[Greco-Persian Wars]] which occurred in 490 and 480-479 BCE — especially since he includes a narrative account of that period, which would otherwise be poorly documented, and many long digressions concerning the various places and peoples he encountered during wide-ranging travels around the lands of the [[Mediterranean]] and [[Black Sea]].+'''Herodotus''' of [[Halicarnassus]] ([[Ancient Greek|Greek]]: ''Hērodotos Halikarnāsseus'') was a [[Greeks|Greek]] [[historian]] from Ionia who lived in the [[5th century BCE]] (ca. [[484 BCE]]–ca. [[425 BCE]]) and is regarded as the "''Father of [[History]]''". He is almost exclusively known for writing ''[[Histories (Herodotus)|The Histories]]'', a record of his 'inquiries', (a [[word]] that passed into Latin and took on its modern connotation of 'history'). He reported many long [[digression]]s concerning the various places and peoples he encountered during wide-ranging travels around the lands of the [[Mediterranean]] and [[Black Sea]].
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Herodotus of Halicarnassus (Greek: Hērodotos Halikarnāsseus) was a Greek historian from Ionia who lived in the 5th century BCE (ca. 484 BCE–ca. 425 BCE) and is regarded as the "Father of History". He is almost exclusively known for writing The Histories, a record of his 'inquiries', (a word that passed into Latin and took on its modern connotation of 'history'). He reported many long digressions concerning the various places and peoples he encountered during wide-ranging travels around the lands of the Mediterranean and Black Sea.



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