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|Birth Date||484 BC|
|Death Date||425 BC|
|Died||disputed, possibly Cassano all'Ionio, Italy|
|Cause of Death||unknown|
In stories of the time, Herodotus met a young Thucydides while reciting his poetry at the Olympic Games. Thucydides was deeply moved by Herodotus' recital, and burst into tears at the end. After this, Herodotus approached the boy's father and said that his son "yearned for knowledge." Though the rest of their relationship is unknown, it is almost certain that they eventually grew very close. This is evidenced by the fact that they were both buried side by side in a tomb owned by Thucydides' family in Athens.
Bodrum, Turkey - Born here, 484 BC.
Samos, Greece - Visited or lived here, perhaps 480's - 460's BC.
Alexandria, Egypt - Visited here, 455 BC or later.
Tyre, Lebanon - Visited here, around 454 BC.
Hillah, Iraq - Visited here, around 454 BC.
Athens, Greece - Lived here, approximately 453 - 443 BC.