Definition of Herodotus

1. Noun. The ancient Greek known as the father of history; his accounts of the wars between the Greeks and Persians are the first known examples of historical writing (485-425 BC).

Generic synonyms: Historian, Historiographer

Definition of Herodotus

1. Proper noun. An ancient historian who lived from 484 to 425 BC. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Herodotus

Hernan Cortes
Hernan Cortez
Hernando Cortes
Hernando Cortez
Hernaria glabra
Hero of Alexandria
Herod the Great
Heroica Puebla de Zaragoza
Heron's formula
Herostratic fame
Herpestes ichneumon
Herpestes nyula
Herring bodies

Literary usage of Herodotus

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Historical Essays by Edward Augustus Freeman (1873)
"(' herodotus and his Commentators,' National Review, October 1862, p. 300.) ' Nothing is more clearly marked in Greek political languages than the ..."

2. A History of Ancient Geography Among the Greeks and Romans from the Earliest by Edward Herbert Bunbury (1883)
"It is, however, not improbable that the confusion in this instance may have arisen from the circumstance that the same Egyptian deity, whom herodotus calls ..."

3. A History of Ancient Geography Among the Greeks and Romans from the Earliest by Edward Herbert Bunbury (1883)
"Whether the original error lay with herodotus or his informants, it is impossible for us now to determine. It is, however, not improbable that the confusion ..."

4. Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine (1842)
"PHILOSOPHY OF herodotus. FEW, even amongst literary people, are aware of the true place occupied by herodotus in universal literature ; secondly, ..."

5. A History of Criticism and Literary Taste in Europe from the Earliest Texts by George Saintsbury (1902)
"Everybody hopes that Plutarch did not write the Malignity of herodotus?- But somebody wrote it: and while the general __ M ,. handling is by no means alien ..."

6. The Monthly Review by Ralph Griffiths (1791)
"A LTHOUGH very different opinions have been entertained by •**• the learned concerning the credit due to herodotus, it may, perhaps, ..."

7. Encyclopaedia Britannica, a Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and edited by Hugh Chisholm (1910)
"There had been, indeed, writers of prose before herodotus; but there had not been, in the proper ... The work of herodotus, in its relation to Greek prose, ..."

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