If you’ve spent more than five minutes (awake) in an undergraduate history seminar then you know this moniker refers to that wanderer of wanderers, Herodotus. There’s a lengthy and sort of interesting review of an new illustrated version of his iconic The Histories in The New Yorker (you know, the guys with the racy cartoon covers…). Mentioned the old man in connection with the post-modern bloodbath epic 300 many moons ago, a post you can find here.
Wonder if there is an illustration of him sharing “herbal remedies” with Egyptian priests in this new edition…Unlikely. Still worth a look…I guess.
Via Arts & Letters Daily.