Herodotus of Halicarnassus (5th century BCE) is remembered as both the father of history and the father of lies. His Histories, the earliest full-scale surviving work of history writing, are filled with tall tales, dramatic scenes, speeches and battle narratives.
This group is nearing completion. Fall 2021/Spring 2022 reading groups will be announced this summer, and registration will open in July/August. Participation is reserved for Athenæum members. If you have any questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.