First time for everything…

Today being Father’s Day, YIR has chosen a different sort of Dad to salute, namely, Herodotus, “The Father of History”.

Herodotus was Greek, born in Persia. Prior to his book, ‘The Histories’ (425 BC), nobody had recorded events hoping to explain why things happened as they did. He traveled widely, and dealt with all sorts of sources, looking for a balanced picture of leaders, peoples, and events. Ingenious.

All history is only as good as your sources, and Herodotus apparently found some comics, among his ‘experts’. We Rhinos notice that nothing much has changed.

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