Herodotus: Biography, Books & History


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What was the main topic of 'The Histories?'

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1. What best describes the style Herodotus used to write 'The Histories?'

2. How did Herodotus use information he discovered about different cultures he encountered in his travels?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The following quiz and worksheet will check your knowledge of Herodotus, the 'Father of Anthropology'.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

During the assessments, you will be tested on:

  • Main topic of The Histories
  • Use of different cultures
  • Herodotus' family's exile from Halicarnassus

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the number of books comprising The Histories
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to identify the style Herodotus used in The Histories
  • Lesson comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related world history lesson

Additional Learning

To find out more, review the lesson titled Herodotus: Biography, Books & History. The lesson covers these objectives:

  • Details his early days in Halicarnassus
  • Explains his approach to history
  • Covers the wheel of fate
  • Explores the series of books The Histories