Wasn’t this report by Herodotus one of those that were considered fables by historians for centuries?
Yessir. The MSNBC link I posted mentions that briefly. You’ve got to wonder how many other historical fantasies are true.
wildbill: “Wasn’t this report by Herodotus one of those that were considered fables by historians for centuries?”
I think there were those who thought he’d repeated a tale that had grown in the telling. I’m surprised at times how much hostility is sometimes directed at Herodotus, or rather, at a straw man version of Herodotus (or sometimes, the straw man of a straw man).
Thanks exit82 for the ping to the other one:
Is this the legendary lost Persian army
Daily mail | 10th November 2009 | Cher Thornhill
Posted on 11/09/2009 8:05:43 PM PST by Charlespg