Herodotus (484– 424 BCE)

Greek writer Herodotus (484– 424 BCE), often dubbed "the father of history, travelled widely in Egypt, Asia, and Eastern Europe, then settled in South Italy 443 BCE. His nine-volume history of the Greco-Persian wars, along with the events preceding them, is one of the world's first significant works of prose. He is usually credited as the first historian to apply critical evaluations to his material while acknowledging divergent variations of the narrative. See here for a more detailed biographical sketch.

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