from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • Herodotus Known as "the Father of History.” Fifth century B.C. Greek historian whose writings, chiefly concerning the Persian Wars, are the earliest known examples of narrative history.

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  • proper n. An ancient historian who lived from 484 to 425 BC.

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  • n. the ancient Greek known as the father of history; his accounts of the wars between the Greeks and Persians are the first known examples of historical writing (485-425 BC)


From Latin Herodotus, from Ancient Greek Ἡρόδοτος (Hērodotos). (Wiktionary)



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