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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Herodotus(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)


  1. Herodotus(ProperNoun)

    An ancient historian who lived from 484 to 425 BC.

  2. Origin: From Herodotus, from Ἡρόδοτος.


  1. Herodotus

    Herodotus was an ancient Greek historian who was born in Halicarnassus, Caria and lived in the fifth century 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.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Herodotus

    the oldest historian of Greece, and the "Father of History," born at Halicarnassus, in Caria, between 490 and 480 B.C.; travelled over Asia Minor, Egypt, and Syria as far as Babylon, and in his old age recorded with due fidelity the fruits of his observations and inquiries, the main object of his work being to relate the successive stages of the strife between the free civilisation of Greece and the despotic barbarism of Persia for the sovereignty of the world, an interest in which Alexander the Great drew sword in the century following (484-408 B.C.).

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of herodotus in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of herodotus in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

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