Aloha Promises Forever has previously discussed the life and legacy of ‘The Father of History, Herodotus. This gentleman and scholar lived in the fifth century BC and as such was a contemporary of Socrates and Euripides. He was the first historian known to have broken with the Homeric tradition and treat history as more of an investigatory matter having collected his materials systematically and then processing these into a historical narrative. Little is known of his personal life.
What is known is that his Histories are the only work known to have been published of his and that The Histories is now found as the seminal historical work in Western literature. It serves as a record of the ancient traditions, politics, geography and cultural clashes in the areas of Western Asia, Northern Africa and Greece. The work is divided into nine books which are named after the Muses. That portion which pertains to the history of Egypt is Book Two and is called Euterpe.
You may read An Account of Egypt here:
Alternatively, you may listen continue listening to Herodotus’ Histories here: