Little of his Roman History survives, but missing portions are partly supplied from elsewhere and there are many excerpts.
The data are so few — they rest upon such late and slight authority; they are so improbable or so contradictory, that to compile them into a biography is like building a house of cards, which the first breath of criticism will blow to the ground.
Still, certain points may be approximately fixed There is no reason to disbelieve the Suda's information about his family: The town was within the Persian Empire at that time, making Herodotus a Persian subject,   and it may be that the young Herodotus heard local eye-witness accounts of events within the empire and of Persian preparations for the invasion of Greece, including the movements of the local fleet under the command of Artemisia I of Caria.
Inscriptions recently discovered at Halicarnassus indicate that her grandson Lygdamis negotiated with a local assembly to settle disputes over seized property, which is consistent with a tyrant under pressure.
The epic poet Panyassis — a relative of Herodotus — is reported to have taken part in a failed uprising. So it is possible that his family was involved in an uprising against Lygdamis, leading to a period of exile on Samos and followed by some personal hand in the tyrant's eventual fall.
The statue of Herodotus in his hometown of Halicarnassusmodern BodrumTurkey Herodotus wrote his Histories in the Ionian dialect, yet he was born in Halicarnassus, which was a Dorian settlement.
According to the Suda, Herodotus learned the Ionian dialect as a boy living on the island of Samos, to which he had fled with his family from the oppressions of Lygdamis, tyrant of Halicarnassus and grandson of Artemisia.
The Suda also informs us that Herodotus later returned home to lead the revolt that eventually overthrew the tyrant. Due to recent discoveries of inscriptions at Halicarnassus dated to about Herodotus's time, we now know that the Ionic dialect was used in Halicarnassus in some official documents, so there is no need to assume like the Suda that he must have learned the dialect elsewhere.
That itself is a good reason to doubt such a romantic account. It was, therefore, an outward-looking, international-minded port within the Persian Empireand the historian's family could well have had contacts in other countries under Persian rule, facilitating his travels and his researches.
He probably traveled to Tyre next and then down the Euphrates to Babylon. According to Eusebius  and Plutarch Herodotus was granted a financial reward by the Athenian assembly in recognition of his work. Possibly he died in Macedonia instead, after obtaining the patronage of the court there; or else he died back in Thurium.
Author and orator[ edit ] Herodotus would have made his researches known to the larger world through oral recitations to a public crowd. John Marincola writes in his introduction to the Penguin edition of The Histories that there are certain identifiable pieces in the early books of Herodotus's work which could be labeled as "performance pieces".
These portions of the research seem independent and "almost detachable", so that they might have been set aside by the author for the purposes of an oral performance. The idea was to criticize previous arguments on a topic and emphatically and enthusiastically insert their own in order to win over the audience.
According to LucianHerodotus took his finished work straight from Anatolia to the Olympic Games and read the entire Histories to the assembled spectators in one sitting, receiving rapturous applause at the end of it.
Hence the proverbial expression "Herodotus and his shade" to describe someone who misses an opportunity through delay.[ 1] John S. Romanides My analysis that "religion is a neurological sickness caused by a short circuit between the brain and the heart" was first published in under the title "Religion is a Neurological Sickness, but Orthodoxy is its Cure," by Koutloumousiou Monastery of Mount Athos in its volume entitled "Orthodoxy and Hellenism On Her Way Toward the 3rd millennium.".
Gaius Suetonius Tranquillus (Classical Latin: [ˈɡa:jjʊs sʊ.e:'to:ni.ʊs traŋˈkᶣɪllʊs]),  commonly known as Suetonius (/ s w ɪ ˈ t oʊ n i ə s /; c. 69 – after AD), was a Roman historian belonging to the equestrian order who wrote during the early Imperial era of the Roman Empire..
His most important surviving work is a set of biographies of twelve successive. Click on the catalog number or title to see the official Loeb description. There have been some changes to the Loebs over the years, and as some of the earlier editions were re-done they were changed.
[ 1] John S.
Romanides My analysis that "religion is a neurological sickness caused by a short circuit between the brain and the heart" was first published in under the title "Religion is a Neurological Sickness, but Orthodoxy is its Cure," by Koutloumousiou Monastery of Mount Athos in its volume entitled "Orthodoxy and Hellenism On Her Way Toward the 3rd millennium.".
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