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Unformatted text preview: spreading germs and plague to people-transmit information down generations autopsy on events Herodotus (ca. 484-420 BCE)-first father of history-cause of Persian wars 490-480 BCE-he was 4 years old when it happened. So he uses myths and ethnography (describes origins of all ethnic groups) and geography and travel throws everything in it evolution of Greek philosophy Thucydides questions the validity of the gods. Gives both sides of the argument in Melian debate LIKE HERODOTUS PG 78-79 Txtbk Herodotus and Thucydides- second father of history basically...
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