The Greeks, the Persians, and the Father of History with Dr. Virginia Arbery

April 18, 2017

Twentieth century philosopher of history, R. G. Collingwood said that the study of history was in essence “an attempt to understand the present by reconstructing its determining conditions.” And thus it has been since the beginning of the writing of history with the author often called “The Father of History,” the ancient Greek historian Herodotus.

At Wyoming Catholic College, student's read Herodotus' sprawling account of the war between the Greeks and the Persians with Dr. Virginia Arbery, Associate Professor of Humanities. Dr. Arbery is this week's podcast guest.

N. B.: The transcript of Niall Ferguson's speech "The Decline and Fall of History" is available here.

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