Herodotus turns up in the most unlikely of places…

So I am reading an advance copy of David Carr’s memoir “Night of the Gun,” where he details his many years as a junkie, and Herodotus turns up as the father of not just history, but alcoholism:

“Booze has a nice, fat track record, dating back to soldiers toasting their victories under Herodotus.”

Perhaps he is referring to a different Herodotus, because I don’t remember ours leading any armies to victory, but then, I may not have gotten to that climax in the book yet!

Enjoy the day… the weather is MUCH nicer than yesterday.

13. May 2008 by Arrian
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