Herodotus and the Invention of History

History versus Accumulation

“In sum, from Herodotus we begin to perceive that though the gleaning of facts may be the first crucial step in history, it is not history. History is accomplished only when time is given shape and when explanation and interpretation occur.”*

  1. What happens to hierarchy if we disconnect “time” from history and connect it to accumulation?
  2. Would time only be in the present?

* Kierstead, Raymond. (2011, September). “Herodotus and the Invention of History”. Reed Magazine. Retrieved from http://www.reed.edu/reed_magazine/september2011/articles/features/classiclecture/classiclecture.html

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