9. Study Questions Copy

The murder of the Apis Bull; the murder of his sister/wife; the murder of his brother; the murder of Prexaspes’ son; the treatment of Amasis’ mummy

Egyptian evidence suggests he respected Egyptian religion.

It tells us that different sources can give wildly different versions of history. If we distrust Herodotus here, does that mean we should cast doubt on all his historical writing? This makes Herodotus problematic, and also means that we must be careful not to place too much uncritical faith in what Herodotus writes.


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