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It would be impossible to write a 15 page or even a 100 page essay that would give Herodotus the honor he deserves for all he has given the world The first two2 pages of this essay will be a brief biography of Herodotus His background bares importance to how he became the historian he was such as living in Bodrum The next seven7 pages will touch on Herodotus The Historians page three3 to page five5 will speak of Croesus and page six6 to page ten10 will speak of Cyrus for these two characters will help the reader understand a bit about him The last six6 pages will speak of or mention other historians such as Homer Anaximander Hecataeus Thucydides Machavelli Plato Sophocles Theopompus and Philistus in order to show Herodotus prose as well as to express arguments Brief Biography Herodotus was born to wealthy parents Lyxes and Dryos between 485 BC and 490 BC in what is now known as Bodrum Turkey He had one brother Theodorus Bodrum was known as Halicarnassus in ancient times and was the site of King Mausolus Tomb 4th Century BC one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World In the harbor the Bodrum Castle or the medieval castle of St Peter is an excellent example of 15th century crusader architecture and has been converted into the Museum of Underwater Archeology with remains dating as far back as the Bronze Age It is uncertain when Herodotus died however his book The Histories ended in 430 BC Some believe he moved back to Athens and died at the beginning of the Peloponnesian War others think he died in Thurii and others believe he passed away in Pella Raubitscheck 47-118 His family had been loyal to Greece so when Persia took over the colony Herodotus at an early age was exiled to Samos In 445 BC he began his long journey traveling within many different lands and cultures
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