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Travels through the ancient world

Although the exact period of his travels has not been determined, Herodotus apparently left Halicarnassus around 454 B.C. and journeyed to the Aegean island of Samos. He may have returned briefly to Halicarnassus before going to Athens. He then traveled to Asia Minor, the Aegean Islands, Greece, Macedonia, Thrace, the coast of the Black Sea as far as the Crimean Peninsula, Persia (modern-day Iran), Tyre (in Lebanon), Egypt, and Cyrene (in Libya). During this time he collected historical, geographical, ethnological, mythological, and archaeological material, which he used for writing his History.

In 447 B.C. Herodotus returned to Athens, the intellectual center of the Greek world, where he gave public readings from his book. He later joined the colony of Thurii, which was founded by Athenians on the Gulf of Taranto in southern Italy in 443 B.C. From Thurii he visited Sicily and southern Italy...

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