The way of Herodotus: travels with the man who invented history

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2008.
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During the classical age of Greece, Herodotus wrote the first history text. But what he created was much more than this. Informed by his own travels, his historical work digresses more than it chronicles, with tales of the lands and peoples he visited. As Michael Ondaatje once famously suggested, “What you find in him are the cul-de-sacs within the sweep of history.”

In The Way of Herodotus, intrepid travel historian Justin Marozzi retraces the footsteps of Herodotus through the Mediterranean and Middle East, examining his 2,500-year-old observations about the cultures and places he visited, and finding echoes of his legacy reverberating to this day. It is a lively yet thought-provoking excursion into the world of Herodotus, with the man who invented history ever present, guiding the narrative with his discursive spirit.

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table_of_contents Introduction: Dog-headed men, gold-digging ants and flying snakes, or, Why we should all read Herodotus -- Turkey. Priestesses with beards ; Underwater Herodotus -- Iraq. Fools and wars ; Baghdad, evangelicals and mocking madmen ; Babylon -- Egypt. Memphis and Thebes : tall stories and self-immolating cats, or, No sex in temples, please, we're Egyptian ; Herodotus in Hollywood (and the Sahara) ; Cairo, mother of the world -- Greece. Athens, city hall of wisdom ; Herodotus meets Aristotle ; Thessaloniki : history on the front line ; An exorcism ; Lunch (and a good deal of Retsina) with Patrick Leigh Fermor ; 'Fill high the bowl with Samian wine!' ; Wassailing gods, pious preists and tearful monks.
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