Dictionary.com
definitions
  • synonyms

Herodotus

[huh-rod-uh-tuh s]
See more synonyms for Herodotus on Thesaurus.com
noun
  1. 484?–425? b.c., Greek historian.
Show More
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for herodotus

Contemporary Examples

Historical Examples


British Dictionary definitions for herodotus

Herodotus

noun
  1. called the Father of History. ?485–?425 bc, Greek historian, famous for his History dealing with the causes and events of the wars between the Greeks and the Persians (490–479)
Show More
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

herodotus in Culture

Herodotus

[(hi-rod-uh-tuhs)]

An ancient Greek historian, often called the father of history. His history of the invasion of Greece by the Persian Empire was the first attempt at narrative history and the beginning of all Western historical writing.

Show More

Herodotus

[(huh-rod-uh-tuhs)]

An ancient Greek historian, often called the father of history. His history of the invasion of Greece by the Persian Empire was the first attempt at narrative history and was the beginning of all Western history writing.

Show More
The New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.