Ancient History

Early Historians of Ancient History



Here is a list of some of the early historians whose work has been referred to and encountered during the compilation of the material found within the pages of Quantum Gaze to date.

Herodotus, (484 – c. 420 BC), Halicarnassus, “Father of History”, wrote the Histories that established Western historiography

Xenophon, (431 – c. 360 BC), an Athenian knight and student of Socrates

Manetho (3rd century BC), Egyptian historian and priest from Sebennytos (ancient Egyptian: Tjebnutjer) who lived during the Ptolemaic era

Timaeus of Tauromenium, (c. 345 – c. 250 BC), Greek history

Diodorus of Sicily, (1st century BC), Greek history

Dionysius of Halicarnassus (1st cent. B.C.)

Strabo (63 B.C. – ?) Greco-roman geographer and historian

Josephus (A.D. 37- c.100)Jewish historian

Plutarch (c.A.D.45-c.125) Greco-roman moralist and historian

Image: A Roman copy (2nd century AD) of a Greek bust of Herodotus from the first half of the 4th century BC
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