Guide to the classics: The Histories, by Herodotus

It is easy to see why Herodotus’ Histories may seem overwhelming. Too much is going on, right from the start. We have only just embarked on the Histories’ central theme – the origins of the conflict between Greeks and barbarians in the fifth century BCE – when the narrative suddenly changes tack and we find ourselves in a boudoir tale of nudity, intrigue and murder, only to veer off again when a dolphin saves the singer Arion from drowning. A wild ride!

Source: Guide to the classics: The Histories, by Herodotus

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One comment on “Guide to the classics: The Histories, by Herodotus

  1. I love delving into ancient history through Wikipedia one thread leads to another and there is a never ending glimpse into the speculative and sometimes true situation of our ancestors.

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