BC: "Don't cry because it's over, Smile because it happened." - Dr Seuss
FC: Herodotus Truth Scrapbook | Sculpture of Herodotus
1: Biography | An artist's rendition of Herodotus | Herodotus was born in 485 BC in Halicarnissus, Asia Minor, and died in 425 BC. He is famous for writing The Histories and for being the first historian to test the accuracy of the material he collected. He is known as "The father of History."
2: The Histories | Book 1 of The Histories | The Histories is a dynastic history of the four Persian kings Cyrus, Cambyses, Darius, and Xerxes. It contains a wealth of geographic and ethnographic information. It is divided into nine books.
3: A map of the battles in the Persian Wars | The battle of Marathon | A page from the book | The battle of Thermopylae | The battle of Salamis
4: Persian King Xerxes I | Greek general Miltiades
5: Perception of Truth in Ancient Greece | In Ancient Greece, everything was explained by making connections to the gods. Since Herodotus was a historian, he did not offer other views on religion. Also, since the first historians were beginning to develop, the accuracy of the information gathered is not as great as it is today, but it was still viewed as the truth.
6: Herodotus' Pursuit of Truth | Being a historian, Herodotus' entire life was devoted to finding the truth and facts about the Persian Wars to document in his masterpiece. He was the first person to actually test the accuracy of his information, so we know that most of his information is truthful. These are a few of the reasons why Herodotus is known as "The Father of History."
8: "I hope you always have a shell in your pocket...and sand in your shoes."
9: summer fun creates lasting memories
10: "Any man can be a Father but it takes someone special to be a dad." - Anne Geddes
11: These Are The Moments I Live For
12: home of the free because of our brave
13: independence day
14: "A perfect summer day is when the sun is shining, the breeze is blowing,...
15: ...the birds are singing and the lawn mower is broken." - James Dent
17: sometimes the smallest things take up the most room in your heart
18: today you can be anything you imagine
21: "An open home, an open heart, here grows a bountiful harvest." - Judy Hand
23: Home is where there's someone to love, and someone to love us.
25: "Write it on your heart that every day is the best day of the year." - Ralph Waldo Emerson