Herodotus was an ancient Greek historian who was born in Halicarnassus, Caria (modern day Bodrum, Turkey) and lived in the fifth century BC (c.484 – 425 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" (or ἱστορία historía, a word that passed into Latin and acquired its modern meaning of "history"), being an investigation of the origins of the Greco-Persian Wars and including a wealth ... more »
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''A man calumniated is doubly injuredfirst by him who utters the calumny, and then by him who believes it.''Herodotus (c. 484-425 B.C.), Greek historian. Artabanus, in Histories, bk. 7 (c. 430 B.C.). Said of the disparagement of the Greeks by Mardonius.
''When a woman removes her garment, she also removes the respect that is hers.''Herodotus (c. 484-424 B.C.), Greek historian. The Histories, 1.8.
''The most hateful human misfortune is for a wise man to have no influence.''Herodotus (c. 484-424 B.C.), Greek historian. The Histories, 9.16.
''For as the body grows old, so the wits grow old and become blind towards all things alike.''Herodotus (c. 484-424 B.C.), Greek historian. The Histories, 3.314.
''If someone were to put a proposition before men bidding them choose, after examination, the best customs in the world, each nation would certainly select its own.''Herodotus (c. 484-424 B.C.), Greek historian. The Histories, 3.38.1.