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Print Herodotus Reading Comprehension

Reading Level
     edHelper's suggested reading level:   grades 9 to 11
     Flesch-Kincaid grade level:   9.45

     challenging words:    academia, pretext, cryptic, inconclusive, alarming, inkling, onslaught, unsupported, outcome, formidable, city-states, casualty, orator, quash, virtually, unearth
     content words:    Western World, Greco-Persian Wars, Persian Empire, Cyrus II, Roman Republic

By Vickie Chao

1     As far as reputation goes, Herodotus had both the most flattering and the most insulting kind.
2     On one hand, he was hailed as the Father of History for his pioneering work, Histories (or History). But on the other hand, he was ridiculed as the Father of Lies for basically the same thing.
3     Why was there such a disparity?

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