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Who was the first Greek historian?

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Who was the first Greek historian?

Ancient Greece:

Western Civilization began with the Ancient Greeks. They invented several literary genres, including history writing. While historical events had been recorded by other cultures, the Greeks were the first to write what we would today consider to be an object works of historical analysis.

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Herodotus (c.484-425 BC), who is sometimes called 'the father of history', is generally considered to be the first Greek historian. His most...

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