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By John Marincola

Popularly often called the 'Father of History', Herodotus is the 1st significant prose author within the background of Western literature whose paintings has survived in complete. At a time whilst the traditional Greeks' wisdom of the earlier trusted orally transmitted thoughts, he was once a pioneering old practitioner who explored the interaction of delusion and background and the position of narrative in historical past. individuals to this quantity study Herodotus' Histories and their impression. Taking a thematic technique, they discover the Histories and their context, thoughts and subject matters, illustration of the Greeks' relationships with foreigners and reception.

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