After, herodotus discusses various themes such as fish, methods of embalming, egyptian boats, and then begins to share some egyptian history priests told him that the first egyptian king was named min who founded the city of memphis and dammed the nile. The greek writer herodotus is considered the world's first historian, the father of history other have called him the father of lies herodotus explored centuries of contacts between the ancient greeks and the persian empire, culminating in the persian wars of the early fifth century bc. Herodotus (ἡρόδοτος) was an ancient greek historian, who lived in the fifth century bce (c 484-425 bce)he is remembered for writing a series of historical texts, unoriginally called the histories.
Origins of history, the works of herodotus and thucydides represented the two extremes of the spectrum 4 this range of views has also been evident in the accounting history literature and walker (2009) uses the expression different tribes to represent the different approaches to. Herodotus and voltaire: two historians accounting for their contemporary society essay history is much more than just a chronological flow of dates and events and it is not merely the biography of kings and famous personalities. The project gutenberg ebook of the history of herodotus, by herodotus this ebook is for the use of anyone anywhere at no cost and with almost no restrictions whatsoever.
Excerpt herodotijs, the oldest of the greek historians, and called by cicero the father of history,' was born at halicarnassus in caria, an extensive town of asia minor, 484 years before christ. Historiography, the writing of history, especially the writing of history based on the critical examination of sources, the selection of particular details from the authentic materials in those sources, and the synthesis of those details into a narrative that stands the test of critical examination. Herodotus' family opposed lygdamis' rule and was sent into exile on the island of samos when he was a young man, herodotus returned briefly to halicarnassus to take part in an abortive anti. Egypt, herodotus tells us in the histories, is a land with more marvels and monuments that defy description than any other not only is the nile unlike any other river in the world.
This concept was very clear to herodotus and voltaire, two historians that, although lived a totally different period and contest, share some affinities in the way in which they write about the past they both were interested in the cultural history, in the usefulness of history in the comprehension of the present and in the importance of on. Herodotus, like many ancient historians, preferred an element of show to purely analytic history, aiming to give pleasure with exciting events, great dramas, bizarre exotica  as such, certain passages   have been the subject of controversy and even some doubt, both in antiquity and today. Faces of history: historical inquiry from herodotus to herder to those interested in the history of history, donald r kelley's is a familiar name. Herodotus catalogues the hellene ships that fought at artemision seeing the size of the enemy fleets, the hellenes prepare to desert, but euboeans bribe themistokles to remain, who in turn pays off others and the battle begins.
Source: history and literature: thomas babington macaulay, in the varieties of history: from voltaire to the present, revised edition, edited by fritz stern, macmillan and co, 1970, pp 71-89. Myth and history two kings in that region, midas and croesus, were famous for their gold and riches according to myth, midas did a favour for bacchus, the god of wine. Herodotus c484 bc-c429/425 bc greek historian called the father of history by the roman philosopher marcus tullius cicero, herodotus is best known for his long and compelling prose. Herodotus rejects this story, assuming that xerxes would rather have had the phoenician oarsmen jump into the sea than the persian retinue (8119) the anecdote nevertheless serves its purpose by emphasizing the servility of the persian nobility and the unpredictability of the capricious despot (erbse, 1992, pp 88-89. In the years, decades, and centuries that followed in the aftermath of the history, herodotus was seen as entertainer, plagiarizer, and even outright liar, but despite what those who followed him thought about him and his work, he was the first, the father of the new study of history.
Herodotus (c 484-c 425 bc) was a greek historian who lived in the 5th century bc and one of the earliest historians whose work survives a historian is a person who studies and writes about the past, and is regarded as an authority on it [1. Foundations of anthropological theory presents a selection of key texts that reflect the broad range of anthropological thought on human behavior, from herodotus and ibn battuta to adam smith and adam ferguson. History is the know thyself of humanity — the self-consciousness of mankind — johann gustav droysen the history of thought, and therefore all history, is the re-enactment of past thought in the historian's own mind.
Both herodotus and thucydides were, of course, writing histories of the state , namely athens and, of course, if we are considering theories of history we can recall that plato pointed out, any theory of man (sic), implicit or explicit, will be reflected in a theory of the state (cf rist, 2002, pp 228 - 229. Herodotus, no less a good naturalist than an exact historian, does not fail to tell us that near babylon the earth produced three hundred ears of wheat for one i know a small country which yields three for one. Gaffikin 237 works of herodotus and thucydides represented the two extremes of the spectrum3 this range of views has also been evident in the accounting history literature and walker (2009) uses the expres . This book looks at two of the most important ancient greek historians living in the fifth century bce who are considered to be the founders of the western tradition of historiography.