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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 Histories. He was both denigrated and venerated in his own time…and has remained so ever since. However, it is almost