Herodotus lied about famous Greek battle against Carthage, new study finds

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Herodotus, the famed ancient Greek historian, lied about a pivotal battle between the Greeks and the Carthaginians, a new study finds. 

In his magnum opus “The Histories,” Herodotus detailed the First Battle of Himera on Sicily in 480 B.C. He wrote that when the “barbarian” Carthaginians attacked the Greek colony of Himera, a coalition of Greek allies from other Sicilian cities joined the fray, leading to a Greek victory. 

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