Dictionary.com

Herodotus

[ huh-rod-uh-tuhs ]
/ həˈrɒd ə təs /
Save This Word!

noun

484?–425? b.c., Greek historian.

QUIZZES

QUIZ YOURSELF ON THE 12 TYPES OF VERB TENSES!

Loosen up your grammar muscles because it’s time to test your knowledge on verb tenses!
Question 1 of 6
The verb tenses can be split into which 3 primary categories?

Meet Grammar Coach

Write or paste your essay, email, or story into Grammar Coach and get grammar helpImprove Your Writing

Meet Grammar Coach

Improve Your Writing
Write or paste your essay, email, or story into Grammar Coach and get grammar help
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2021

How to use Herodotus in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for Herodotus

Herodotus
/ (hɪˈrɒdətəs) /

noun

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)
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

Cultural definitions for Herodotus (1 of 2)

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.

Cultural definitions for Herodotus (2 of 2)

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.

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.
FEEDBACK