Histories (Herodotus)

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Histories
Historiae
Author Herodotus
Country Greece
Language Ancient Greek
Genre History
Publisher Various
Publication date
c.440 BCE
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The Histories of Herodotus of Halicarnassus is considered the first work of history in Western literature. Written about 440 BC in the Ionic dialect of classical Greek, The Histories tells the story of the Greco-Persian Wars between the Achaemenid Empire and the Greek city-states in the 5th century BC.