Herodotus: The Histories

The 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.

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1 Response Jan 18, 2013

I wonder how authors in his day made a living.
Were they on the payroll of the Emperor or did they actually write 'books' printed on scrolls and people went to 'book stores' and browsed the selections ?

We all know about Herodotus, Pliny the Elder and the Aeneid, but how were they published and how did they make royalties ?