Of course, just the “Hey, Herodotus thought there were giant hairy gold-digging ants in India” lesson itself is pretty fun.
Of all the ancient Greek and Roman historians, Herodotus is the only one I would actually want to share a beer with. Dude could tell a story.
For those of you who are wondering, that’s Herodotos’ Histories 5.64-65, 5.81, 7.133, 3.46, 3.15, 4.46. And as long as you’ve got the book out, go read 2.121 for the tale of the thief who outwitted the pharaoh.