The Way of Herodotus: Travels with the Man Who Invented History
During the classical age of Greece, Herodotus wrote the first history text. But what he created was much more than this. Informed by his own travels, his historical work digresses more than it chronicles, with tales of the lands and peoples he visited. As Michael Ondaatje once famously suggested, “What you find in him are the cul-de-sacs within the sweep of history.”
In The Way of Herodotus , intrepid travel historian Justin Marozzi retraces the footsteps of Herodotus through the Mediterranean and Middle East, examining his 2,500-year-old observations about the cultures and places he visited, and finding echoes of his legacy reverberating to this day. It is a lively yet thought-provoking excursion into the world of Herodotus, with the man who invented history ever present, guiding the narrative with his discursive spirit.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - untraveller - LibraryThing
Interesting book that seems to be a copy-cat rendition of a much better written book, Kapuscinski's Travels with Herodotus. Marozzi has a fascination with sex (ummmm, don't we all?) that he projects ... Read full review
THE WAY OF HERODOTUS: Travels with the Man Who Invented HistoryUser Review - Kirkus
A digressive, witty blend of travel writing and popular history.When your subject is a classical author and his account of a war that ended some 2,500 years ago, it takes a good deal of enthusiasm and ... Read full review