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. Herodotus

Herodotus was a Greek historian and geographer who was born in the city of Halicarnassus, which was part of the Persian Empire and is now Bodrum, Turkey. He later moved to Thurii, which is now in the Italian region of Calabria (Italy). The Histories, a detailed account of the Greco-Persian Wars, was written by him. Herodotus has been criticized because his work has "legends and made-up stories." Thucydides, a historian who lived at the same time, said that he made up stories for fun. But...See more