The data are so few — they rest upon such late and slight authority; they are so improbable or so contradictory, that to compile them into a biography is like building a house of cards, which the first breath of criticism will blow to the ground. Still, certain points may be approximately fixed The town was within the Persian Empire at that time, making Herodotus a Persian subject, [29] [30] and it may be that the young Herodotus heard local eyewitness accounts of events within the empire and of Persian preparations for the invasion of Greece, including the movements of the local fleet under the command of Artemisia I of Caria. Inscriptions recently discovered at Halicarnassus indicate that her grandson Lygdamis negotiated with a local assembly to settle disputes over seized property, which is consistent with a tyrant under pressure. The epic poet Panyassis — a relative of Herodotus — is reported to have taken part in a failed uprising.

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Kigashicage That is, he was the first to examine and compare sources of information about past events and to write them down. Is this feature helpful? Read more Read less. Thank you for your feedback. The creater of the battle narative he wrote from a perspective other than the Homeric poetic tradition. Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon. Called selicourt Father of History, he wrote the first comprehensive attempt at secular narrative history, long considered the starting point of Western… More about Herodotus.

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