The History – Herodotus

July 4, 2010 at 7:21 am Leave a comment

Herodotus wrote the first scientific history; that is, he began by asking questions, rather than just telling what he thinks he knows. Moreover, these questions were “about things done by men at a determinate time in the past, [and the history itself ] exists in order to tell man what man is by telling him what man has done”

Collingwood 1946



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