Sing, Herodotus, of Men and Their Deeds

By |2017-03-27T22:12:01-05:00March 27th, 2017|Categories: Great Books, Homer|

Herodotus honored mankind in the greatest way he knew how: by giving to them the place of his gods, the Muses, and by treating their memories like the memories of the gods… Herodotus begins his Histories with a two-sentence proemial (an introduction or preface) that reads: Herodotus of Halicarnassus here presents his research so that [...]