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Rereading Herodotus’ Histories of virtue, barbarians and the eternal human struggle

Towards the end of Herodotus’ Histories, someone on the losing side of a fight is castrated by his sons, then crucified while those…

Herodotus of Halicarnassus, “the father of history”, does not blink or squirm, and does not permit a reader to do so…

Herodotus 1a LLLEvery gruesomely gory detail is evoked and underlined, but…

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