Did Romans love Herodotus?

That was my first thought upon seeing this Berlin glass paste (it has one more illustrated friend in the same collection).


BUT then I remembered this passage of Hyginus’ Fabulae


Cleops and Bitias (Kleobis and Biton) are here co-opted as symbols of filial piety on par or even exceeding the Aeneas and the Catana brothers.

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