Herodotus: The HistoriesThe great man, called both the Father of History and the Father of Anthropology. He lives 400 years before christ and records a Greek version of the Mediterranean and Southwest Asian world including places like Babylon.
I have owned this book for 30 years, skimmed it many times, including finding pieces to include in my lectures about early ethnography. But this is the first time I have sought to read it cover to cover.
I'm 20 pages in and really looking forward to rest of the 600 page tome.