Outline Of Herodotus

He was ‘the prose correlative of the bard, a narrator of the deeds of actual males, and a describer of foreign places’ . In this episode, we delve into the household history of Croesus, King of Lydia, whom Herodotus identifies as the initial Easterner to wage war on Greeks. Croesus’ great-terrific-grandfather, Gyges, takes the Lydian throne in an unexpected way, setting the stage for tragedy five generations in the future.…Read More