History has its roots in myths. The events among the gods that led to the Trojan War, the shock of the Achean armies against the Trojans, the actions of the heroes, the relations of men with Fate and the gods, the events that have taken place in the war may serve as the footstool of history. It is not by accident hat history came into being after the Median wars, when Herodotus decided to record the events that set Greeks against Persians.

Herodotus’ goal was, in his words,

to preserve the traces of human events from being erased by time, and to preserve the fame of the important and remarkable achievements produced by both Greeks and non-Greeks.