The History of Herodotus (Volume 1)
The History of Herodotus by Herodotus Volume 1 Translated into English by G. C. Macaulay Brand New Edition with Notes Herodotus was an ancient Greek ... Show synopsis The History of Herodotus by Herodotus Volume 1 Translated into English by G. C. Macaulay Brand New Edition with Notes Herodotus was an ancient Greek historian who was born in Halicarnassus, Caria (modern day Bodrum, Turkey) and lived in the fifth century BC (c. 484 - 425 BC). He has been called the "Father of History," and was the first historian known to collect his materials systematically, test their accuracy to a certain extent, and arrange them in a well-constructed and vivid narrative. The Histories-his masterpiece and the only work he is known to have produced-is a record of his "inquiry" being an investigation of the origins of the Greco-Persian Wars and including a wealth of geographical and ethnographical information. Although some of his stories were fanciful, he claimed he was reporting only what had been told to him. Little is known of his personal history.