Herodotus got quite a bit right, there is a good reason he is called ‘the first historian’. He records what he heard, many things quite fantastical, but says of many things “this I saw with my own eye.”
Travel guides in the Middle Ages had the East populated by headless people with faces in their torso's and other fantastical creatures. Herodotus was a shining beacon of truth compared to such rubbish.
posted on 11/09/2009 5:40:03 PM PST
(Wealth is EARNED not distributed, so how could it be RE-distributed?)
Aye. I stand convicted of exaggeration, thereby being hoist on me'own petard. A'RRRRR.
posted on 11/09/2009 5:46:25 PM PST
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