by Herodotus at Reading Rat
Criticism (articles, essays, reviews):
...he was thousands of years ahead of contemporary academics in terms of multiculturalism and valuing the contributions of ordinary people, not just kings and generals.
A Modern Aesop, by G.W. Bowersock, review of Travels with Herodotus, by Ryszard Kapuscinski, The New Republic Online, September 20, 2007
Herodotus’ tone has misled many critics. It is almost colloquial, folkloristic — another Odysseus spellbinding an audience of prosperous farmers with the tall tales of The Odyssey. The narrative is so exciting that it has taken the careful archeology of this century to overcome our tendency to disbelief.