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  Halicarnassus, birthplace of Heredotus, Bodrum is full of history
Herodotus himself does not tell us so we use calculations, based on Apollodorus's work which suggests that Herodotus was born 40 years before the foundation of Thurii in 444/3 BC.
In 443 BC Herodotus settled in the Panhellenic colony of Thurii in southern Italy.
Herodotus was not the first historian, but he was the first to make investigation the key to history.
www.bodrumpages.com /English/herodotus.html   (1485 words)

  
  Herodotus - LoveToKnow 1911
Herodotus may thus have had his thoughts turned to literature as furnishing a not unsatisfactory career, and may well have been encouraged in his choice by the example of Panyasis, who had already gained a reputation by his writings when Herodotus was still an infant.
Herodotus, who omits wholly the histories of Phoenicia, Carthage and Etruria, three of the most important among the states existing in his day, cannot have intended to compose a "universal history," the very idea of which belongs to a later age.
Among the merits of Herodotus as an historian, the most prominent are the diligence with which he collected his materials, the candour and impartiality with which he has placed his facts before the reader, the absence of party bias and undue national vanity, and the breadth of his conception of the historian's office.
66.1911encyclopedia.org /H/HE/HERODOTUS.htm   (3182 words)

  
  Herodotus - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Herodotus has passed to us information current in his own day: he reports that the annual flooding of the Nile was said to be the result of melting snows far to the south, and comments that he cannot understand how there can be snow in the hottest part of the world.
As for Herodotus' life, we know that he was exiled from Halicarnassus after his involvement in an unsuccessful putsch against the ruling dynasty, and he withdrew to the island of Samos.
Herodotus mentions an interview with an informant in Sparta, and almost certainly he lived for a period in Athens.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Herodotus   (1148 words)

  
 Herodotus Biography | Encyclopedia of World Biography
Herodotus lived for several years on the island of Samos and at a later date, is said to have returned to Halicarnassus to take part in the overthrow of the tyrant, but he did not remain there.
Herodotus was particularly uncritical in dealing with military operations, since he had no personal experience of warfare and therefore could not always assess accurately the military plausibility of the stories he heard.
Herodotus wrote, in the Ionic dialect, a fascinating narrative in an attractively simple and easy-flowing style, and he had a remarkable gift for telling a story clearly and dramatically, often with a dry ironic sense of humor; the best of his stories have delighted, and will continue to delight, generations of readers.
www.bookrags.com /biography/herodotus   (1173 words)

  
 Herodotus (crater) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Herodotus is to the right in this view to the south from Apollo 15.
Herodotus is a lunar crater located on a low shelf in the midst of the Oceanus Procellarum.
To the north of Herodotus is the start of the Vallis Schröteri, a valley that has a length of 160 kilometers and a maximum depth of nearly a kilometer.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Herodotus_(crater)   (309 words)

  
 Herodotus   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-27)
Before Herodotus, there had been chronicles and epics, and they too had preserved knowledge of the past.
But Herodotus was the first not only to record the past but also to treat it as a philosophical problem, or research project, that could yield knowledge of human behavior.
Respect for his accuracy has increased in the last half century, however, and he is now recognized not only as a pioneer in history but in ethnography and anthropology as well.
www.icyclopedia.com /encyclopedia/h/he/herodotus.html   (809 words)

  
 Herodotus - MSN Encarta
Herodotus (484?-425 bc), Greek historian, known as the father of history, born in Halicarnassus (now Bodrum, Turkey).
In 443 bc Herodotus settled in the Panhellenic colony of Thurii in southern Italy.
This attempt to draw moral lessons from the study of great events formed the basis of the Greek and Roman historiographical tradition, of which Herodotus is rightly regarded as the founder.
encarta.msn.com /encyclopedia_761564292/Herodotus.html   (433 words)

  
 Texts and Translations (Herodotus on the Web)
Herodotus: Queen Tomyris of the Massagetai and the Defeat of the Persians under Cyrus, [1.201-214] trans.
430 BCE - 110 CE [Herodotus 1.56-9 and Thucydides, Plutarch and ps-Aristotle] trans.
430 BCE- 550 CE [Herodotus 4.42-43, Strabo and Procopius of Caesarea] Trans.
www.isidore-of-seville.com /herodotus/3.html   (629 words)

  
 Herodotus, Greece, ancient history
Herodotus was to make journeys to places like Asia Minor, Babylonia, Egypt and Greece during his lifetime, and he wrote about the different people and cultures he met.
It was Herodotus who was the first person to speak about the idea of the free men of the west against the slaves of the east.
Herodotus tried to achieve objectivity and tried to separate what he held for true and what he thought was unprobable.
www.in2greece.com /english/historymyth/history/ancient/herodotus.htm   (215 words)

  
 Herodotus
Herodotus was thus born a Persian subject, and such he continued until he was 30 or 35 years of age.
In confirmation of this view, it may be noted that the authority of Herodotus for the circumstances of the great Persian war, and for all local and other details which come under his immediate notice, is accepted by even the most skeptical of modern historians, and forms the basis of their narratives.
Among the merits of Herodotus as an historian, the most prominent are the diligence with which he collected his materials, the candor and impartiality with which he has placed his facts before the reader, the absence of party bias and undue national vanity, and the breadth of his conception of the historian's office.
www.nndb.com /people/828/000087567   (2517 words)

  
 Sample Hum 110 Paper: Herodotus
Herodotus depicts a method of reasoned historical exploration so advanced from the works of earlier writers such as Homer, where there is absolutely no questioning of fact, that we are compelled to examine exactly how he derives the body of his narratives.
Herodotus uses two major tools to prove his outlook, and by outlining them we get a good picture of some of the broad analytical approaches that he adheres to.
Herodotus is eager and willing to state that he has moved well beyond the days of myth to a sophisticated method of rationality.
academic.reed.edu /Writing/hum_resources/Herodotus.html   (1991 words)

  
 World Map as seen by Herodotus: India between Araxes and Indus: Sarasvati and Sindhu   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-27)
Herodotus wrote his Histories in the mid-400's B.C. His book was intended first and foremost as the story of the Greeks' long struggle with the Persian Empire, but Herodotus also included everything he has been able to find out about the geography, history, and peoples of the world.
Herodotus' Arabian Gulf], one who set out from the inner most point to sail out through it into the open sea, would spend forty days upon the voyage, using oars; and with respect to breadth, where the gulf is broadest it is half a day's sail across.
Herodotus' knowledge of the course of the Nile was, however, as hazy as of that of the Indus.
www.hindunet.org /saraswati/aryan/herodotus.html   (1326 words)

  
 History in Review - Herodotus: The Histories
Herodotus chose this tack in order to ensure that his readers were familiar with both sides of the conflict, before actually getting involved in the actual story of the war.
Herodotus was born in Halicarnassus, a Dorian Greek colony that was located in what is now Modern Turkey, and he is thought to have died in Thurii, a Greek colony that was located in Southern Italy.
Herodotus was an eyewitness to many of the events discussed in this volume, and much of the narrative focuses on the people, places, and customs that he observed while on his travels.
www.largeprintreviews.com /HIRherodotus.html   (786 words)

  
 Herodotus
Herodotus was the first man to use investigation and research to write history.
Herodotus was given the title "the father of history" by Cicero and became very popular, sparking an interest in history.
Although Herodotus was the first great European historian, Moses stands alone in the annals of world history for his meekness and honest reporting of a nation's response to their God.
www.hyperhistory.net /apwh/bios/b2herodotus.htm   (1223 words)

  
 Herodotus - Hutchinson encyclopedia article about Herodotus
Herodotus was the first historian to apply critical evaluation to his material while also recording divergent opinions.
The work of Herodotus might be put into verse, and it would still be a species of history, with metre no less than without it.
So Herodotus recounts that when the people of Cyrene asked the oracle of Delphi to help them in their dissensions, the oracle told them to go to Mantinea, and the Mantineans lent them Demonax, who acted as a "setter straight" and drew up a new constitution for Cyrene.
encyclopedia.farlex.com /Herodotus   (309 words)

  
 Herodotus and the City of Babylon
Herodotus says the temple consisted of eight levels, the top of which was a sacred ‘bedroom’ or chamber for the physical incarnation of the god Marduk.
Herodotus’ contribution here to our body of knowledge about Semiramis is minor at best, but the location of the bridge of Nitocris has been uncovered by archaeologists at the site of Babylon.
Herodotus follows with an account of the siege of the city, and its subsequent fall in 539 BC to the Persian king Cyrus.
www.visopsys.org /andy/essays/herodotus-babylon.html   (2475 words)

  
 Herodotus, History and Ancient Concepts
However to call Herodotus a ‘historian’ may be imposing on the term in the opinion of some today because of his style and bias.
Herodotus and his contemporaries were undoubtedly ridiculed at first, after all, written historical accounts would have seemed redundant considering the human memory… just as redundant as a chair amidst a thousand good rocks.
Herodotus and the Egyptian historians did us a favor therefore, we don’t have to listen to either side arguing over whether it was better in ancient times or not.
matrixbookstore.biz /herodotus.htm   (2258 words)

  
 Herodotus Greek historian father of history
During a stay of some years in Athens Herodotus seems to have been awarded a substantial sum, by a decree of the people, in appreciation of his literary talents.
Herodotus' wide-ranging work has subsequently been presented by scholars as a nine part work the first six of which are introductory and give rounded introductions to most of the peoples of the ancient world giving insights into their customs, legends, history, and traditions.
In preparing his History Herodotus' sources of information include the works of predecessors, but these are widely complemented through the knowledge that he gained from his own extensive travels.
www.age-of-the-sage.org /history/historian/Herodotus.html   (636 words)

  
 Highbeam Encyclopedia - Search Results for Herodotus
According to Herodotus, he was a slave who lived in Samos in the 6th cent.
Herodotus states that the city (called by the Greeks Daphnae) had a garrison of Psamtik's troops and, in the early 5th cent.
The writings of Herodotus, who was born c.484 BC, are the great source of knowledge of the history of the wars.
www.encyclopedia.com /SearchResults.aspx?Q=Herodotus   (796 words)

  
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Herodotus finds the sources in the constitutional debate about tyrannis/eunomia, which went back as far as Solon (fr.3 West), who contrasted dysnomia/eunomia, and Tyrtaeus, whose poem was known as Eunomia (fr.2-3 Campbell).
Herodotus was a Greek historian, generally called the “Father of History.” The work of Herodotus is the oldest surviving major Greek prose and the first history in Western civilization.
Herodotus says that the crocodile has "pigs' eyes" (Herodotus, 2.68.3) and that the crocodile "is blind in the water but very keen of sight in the air." (Herodotus, 2.68.4).
www.lycos.com /info/herodotus--histories.html?page=2   (615 words)

  
 Ancient History Sourcebook: 11th Brittanica: Herodotus
Herodotus may thus have had his thoughts turned to literature as furnishing a not unsatisfactory career, and may well have been encouraged in his choice by the example of Panyasis, who had already gained a reputation by his writings when Herodotus was still an infant.
Herodotus, who omits wholly the histories of Phoenicia, Carthage and Etruria, three of the most important among the states existing in his day, cannot have intended to compose a "universal history," the very idea of which belongs to a later age.
Among the merits of Herodotus as an historian, the most prominent are the diligence with which he collected his materials, the candour and impartiality with which he has placed his facts before the reader, the absence of party bias and unduc national vanity, and the breadth of his conception of the historian's office.
www.fordham.edu /halsall/ancient/eb11-herodotus.html   (3186 words)

  
 Herodotus (Histories): Historical Narrativity
An obvious technique which Herodotus uses to transform the mythological facts underlying the story of Cyrus' youth into the realistic and logical discourse of the narration is to remove one of the most fantastic elements: the gods.
The socialization and politicalization of almost all events in the story is another narrative technique evident in Herodotus, one which draws the reader's attention away from the mythological and fantastic elements and focuses it instead on the mundane and realistic world of the characters.
In any case, the liberty which Herodotus has to discuss any subject deemed by him to be important lends a greater factuality and historicity to the work, by means of the completeness and extensiveness of the descriptions, and the inclusion of all relevant historical details.
www.nthuleen.com /papers/L10herodotus.html   (1460 words)

  
 Rocky Road: Herodotus
Born the fifth century BC in what is now Turkey, Herodotus was a widely traveled and well-read historian, and he did relate tales of mythical griffins, flying dragons and gigantic heroes.
Regarding mythical creatures, Herodotus believed that some legends he heard preserved a kernel of genuine fact, and he played a role in spreading the legend of the griffin.
Far from a simple father of lies, Herodotus was arguably the world's first anthropologist, recording not only the legends but also the lifestyles and languages of other cultures.
www.strangescience.net /herodotus.htm   (460 words)

  
 Herodotus in Africa
Herodotus was born in Halicarnassus (modern Bodrun) on the southwest coast of Asia Minor, around 480BC, at a time when Halicarnassus was under the rule of a Persian Satrap, a woman named Artemisia.
Herodotus provided such detail on the people of Africa that it is clear Egyptians of 450BC had extensive contact and knowledge of Africa as far as the western coast.
Herodotus believed that the Colchians (southern Black Sea area) were introduced to Asia by Egyptian expansion as far as Thrace and Scythia because "they have fl skins and curly hair (not that that amounts to much, as other nations have the same)." [Herodotus, Histories, 167.] They also practised circumcision, unlike Mediterranean peoples of the time.
courses.wcupa.edu /jones/his311/notes/herod.htm   (1283 words)

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