The Purpose of the Histories: Notes on Book I

Book I Herodotus’s Histories is often called "Kleio," named for the muse of the past meaning the "Proclaimer" or the "Rejoicer" (literally meaning "to recount" or "to make famous"). The Causes of the Persian WarsAt the outset, in the proem of Book I of Herodotus's Inquiries, he first identifies himself as the author hailing from Halicarnassus … Continue reading The Purpose of the Histories: Notes on Book I