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Just as any good entertaining story would, the histories are full of gossip, religion (gods), and a little sex to make it a bit juicy. We now know that many of these things were either made-up, mere legends, or even outright lies?another characteristic that a good story would also have; and thus we add to his title: Herodotus, "the father of history as well as lies"...
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We now know that many of these things were either made-up, mere legends, or even outright lies?another characteristic that a good story would also have; and thus we add to his title: Herodotus, "the father of history as well as lies". Another historian-storyteller, Homer, shows us that sometimes the best histories are, in essence, the best stories...
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