mwh wrote:It has to be Timaeus, surely, both for history and for historiography. Any other choice would be wilful.
But wouldn’t Duris of Samos be more interesting than any of them? He seems to have aimed at providing the experience of actually being there — an exercise in empathy and engagement. Obviously anathema to “real” historians who just wanted to give “the facts.” I'd head straight for Delta and grab the Duris scrolls; and expect to be excoriated when I got back.
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