"Thus open the gates of paradise."

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The Histories

06 Apr 2002

Who: Herodotus

What: The Histories

Where: The Book Bazzar, Bank Street, Ottawa

When: 5 May 2000

Why: I'd been looking for a cheap copy of The Histories for a while now, thinking that I could score used one for about $5. And that's what I did.

Herodotus writes about Ancient Egypt, relating what facts he can about the place, and telling the odd ribald tale along the way. Maybe he was trying to increase sales?