The Histories Herodotus, John Few facts are known about the life of Herodotus.He was born around BC in Halicarnassus, on the south west coast of Asia Minor He seems to have travelled widely throughout the Mediterranean world, including Egypt, Africa, the area around the Black Sea and throughout many Greek city states, of both the mainland and the islands. Herodotus Herodotus c BC c BC was an ancient Greek historian who was born in Halicarnassus in the Persian Empire modern day Bodrum, Turkey.He is known for having written the book The Histories, a detailed record of his inquiry histora on the origins of the Greco Persian Wars.He is widely considered to have been the first writer to have treated historical subjects The History of Herodotus Volume by Herodotus Free kindle book and epub digitized and proofread by Project Gutenberg. Herodotus Livius Introduction Herodotus Herodotus of Halicarnassus hereby publishes the results of his inquiries, hoping to do two things to preserve the memory of the past by putting on record the astonishing achievements both of the Greek and the non Greek peoples and particularly, to show how the two races came into conflict note These are the confident opening lines of Herodotus Histories, and The History of Herodotus, parallel English Greek Index Herodotus ca BCE , the Father of History, wrote this account of the ephocal conflict between the Greeks and Persians between and BCE. Herodotus on the First Circumnavigation of Africa Livius The Greek researcher and storyteller Herodotus of Halicarnassus fifth century BCE was the world s first historian In The Histories, he describes the expansion of the Achaemenid empire under its kings Cyrus the Great, Cambyses and Darius I the Great, culminating in king Xerxes expedition in BCE against the Greeks, which met with disaster in the naval engagement at Salamis and the Herodotus beta Greek and Latin Texts with Facing Herodotus Book Commentary beta edition mb pdf Aug right click on PC, ctrl click on Mac for option to download directly This link contains a free pdf copy of an unrevised draft of Herodotus Histories Book Greek Text with Facing Vocabulary and Commentary under a Creative Commons License. This draft was made with great haste and has not be proofread. Dienekes Dienekes or Dieneces Greek , from , Doric Greek continuous, unbroken was a Spartan soldier who fought and died at the Battle of Thermopylae in BC He was acclaimed the bravest of all the Greeks who fought in that battle Herodotus . related the following anecdote about Dienekes the Spartan Dienekes is said to have proved , Herodotus, the Burnt Temple Storynory Miletus owned a powerful navy Its ships sailed freely to and from its port and out into the Mediterranean sea But on the land, the empire of Lydia surrounded Miletus, and the kings of Lydia wanted to bring the city under their rule. , Herodotus , The Battle of the Eclipse Storynory Download Herodotus The Battle of the Eclipse For Ellery, in Texas who loves all things to do with the planet Earth Hello, this is Bertie, and I m here with my latest story based on the Histories of Herodotus.