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Wed Aug 29, 2018, 08:07 PM

Thucydides vs. Herodotus

There has been a great deal of focus on the differences between Herodotus and Thucydides. Both men have been granted the ‘father of history’ accolade, but chronologically Herodotus must be the winner of the distinction as Thucydides picks up where he leaves off.
For those in need of a quick recap, Herodotus was born circa 484 BC into a sophisticated family in the Persian-loyal city-state of Halicarnassus (modern Bodrum, Turkey). Having grown up with a privileged background, a good education and a window to the outside world, it should not be surprising that Herodotus became the traveller and chronicler he did.


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ashling Aug 2018 OP
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Wed Aug 29, 2018, 08:30 PM

2. Thucydides, by a mile.

He wrote history; Herodotus wrote a travelogue.

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