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Book Review: Customs of the Persians by Herodotus

Updated on December 4, 2014

Customs of the Persian is a book that details extensive literature on the Persian Empire. The work is attributed to Greek historian, Herodotus (484-425 BCE). In this book, the author presents various Persian customs as the Persian communities practiced them during the 430BCE at Susa. In particular, Herodotus presents interesting comparisons on the values and behavior of the Persians with those of the Greeks with those of Persians taking advantage of this interactions.

Herodotus was a writer during ancient times who is considered to be one of the pioneers of history. His famous work The histories had made him to be labeled as the father of history while other have labeled him as the father if lies because his works do not present the true accounts of what they purport to present. The credibility of his sources attracted much criticism from his earliest rivals.


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