History: Herodotus

Posted on Sun 11 July 2021 in history

484- 425 BCE - Herodotus wrote what is often considered one of the first histories written in Western Civilization, History of the Persian Wars. He is often referred to as the "father of history" since his work is the earliest lengthly text to survive intact. Herodotus' central theme deals with the struggle between the Greeks and Persians. However, Herodotus' work also covers numerous other cultures and civilizations, demonstrating a great breadth and depth of interest in numerous subjects.