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Why is Herodotus called “The Father of History”? - Mark Robinson


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About 2500 years ago, the writing of history as we understand it didn’t really exist. Then, a man called Herodotus witnessed the Persian invasions of Greece and decided to find out why they happened. Mark Robinson investigates how the idea of "history" came into being.

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Meet The Creators

  • Educator Mark Robinson
  • Director Remus Buznea, Kyriaki Kyriakou
  • Script Editor Brendan Pelsue
  • Animator Remus Buznea, Kyriaki Kyriakou
  • Art Director Remus Buznea, Kyriaki Kyriakou
  • Sound Designer Ana Roman
  • Composer Ana Roman
  • Associate Producer Elizabeth Cox, Jessica Ruby
  • Content Producer Gerta Xhelo
  • Editorial Producer Alex Rosenthal
  • Narrator Addison Anderson

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