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HISTORIOGRAPHY OF GREEK PHILOSOPHER

YEARAUTHORBOOKSPHILOSOPHY METHODS REMARKS540 BCHECATEUSTravel Around the worldreconciling truthfulnesspersian worldLocal Genealogiesmythologies with critical examinationcritic of mythshistoryof conventional myth490 BCHERODOTUShistory on persian warmoral & didactivecauses, courses, liberation of greek viewresults of warfrom persiansneed for history to construct epic456 BCTHUCYDIDEShistory of peloponnesianpast as aid for futurepolitical aspectsfirst critical historianwarinterpretationsocial & militaryconcequences198 BCPOLYBIUShistory of Romeconstitution formconstitutional dev. Ofmonarcy/aristrocracyRomedemocracyhistorical factsappropriate method420 BCXENOPHONEmemorabiliahistory of greecesocial lifedisciple of socratesanabasis(Hellanica)military operationspolitical/philosophicalgreek superiority overliterary ideaspersiansGreek Historians: anthropocentric, humanistic, human will, scientific inquiry/criticism/analysis. / self revelatory