Why is Herodotus called “The Father of History”? - Mark Robinson
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2,500 years ago, the writing of history as we know it didn’t exist. The past was recorded as a list of events, with little explanation for their causes beyond accepting things as the will of the gods. Herodotus wanted a deeper understanding, so he took a new approach: looking at events from both sides to understand the reasons for them. Mark Robinson explains how “history” came into being.
Lesson by Mark Robinson, directed by Remus and Kiki
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