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Prospero the Etruscan and Lying Historians February 13, 2011

Author: Beach Combing | in : Ancient, Modern
Prospero the Etruscan and Lying Historians

Liars and history go together like a horse and carriage. Beachcombing gave a chance reference to Herodotus as ‘Father of Lies’ in yesterday’s post. ‘Pseudo-’ and ‘Mythic-History’, typically found in tribal societies, are porkies by modern standards. But most interestingly, at least for Beachcombing, are the scholars/antiquarians who betray the very rules that they claim themselves to […]