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Herodotus: Father of History or Father of Lies?

Insatiably curious, prone to whimsy, a talented writer, a slave to gossip, an innovator, a barbarian apologist, a cosmopolitan, a partisan egoist; Herodotus has been praised for and accused of much since the publication of his┬áHistories. He was both denigrated and venerated in his own time…and has remained so ever since. However, it is almost