The Histories - Herodotus, Aubrey de Sélincourt, John M. Marincola Did you know that Egyptian women urinate standing up and the men do it squatting? :-)

The inevitable factoid found in every Western Civ textbook I ever had to slog through but Herodotus was a deeper thinker and more careful author than usually given credit for and, beyond that, a master writer (both in the original Greek and in a good translation).