I don't know neither a novel 'The English Patient' by Michael Ondaatje nor a drama film based on the novel.
Herodotus of Halicarnassus, Greek historian who lived in the 5th century BC or in the beginning of Warring States Period in Chinese history was called the Father of the History. His reports about Greek events are often colored by Athenian bias against rival states - Thebes and Corinth in particular.
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