Definition of Herodotean in English:

Herodotean

(also Herodotian)

adjective

  • Of or relating to Herodotus; specifically reminiscent or characteristic of his historical writing, especially in being very large in scope, extremely detailed, or in containing fanciful or overly dramatic elements.

Origin

Mid 18th century; earliest use found in Universal History. From the name of Herodotus (classical Latin Hērodotus, ancient Greek Ἡρόδοτος), Greek historian of the fifth cent. b.c. + -ean.

Pronunciation

Herodotean

/hɪˌrɒdəˈtiːən//hɛˌrɒdəˈtiːən/