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Herodotus "Father of HIstory"
Syllabification: He·rod·o·tus Pronunciation: /heˈrädədəs/
(5th century BC), Greek historian. Known as “the Father of History,” he was the first historian to collect his materials systematically, test their accuracy to a certain extent, and arrange them in a well-constructed and vivid narrative.
What is Historiography?
1 a : the writing of history; especially : the writing of history based on the critical examination of sources, the selection of particulars from the authentic materials, and the synthesis of particulars into a narrative that will stand the test of critical methods b : the principles, theory, and history of historical writing <a course in historiography>
2 : the product of historical writing : a body of historical literature
his·to·rio·graph·i·cal play \-ē-ə-ˈgra-fi-kəl\
also his·to·rio·graph·ic play \-fik\ adjective
his·to·rio·graph·i·cal·ly play \-ē-ə-ˈgra-fi-k(ə-)lē\ adverb
History, historians, and historiography
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