Volume 1 of Historiē starts with Chapter 1: The Globe at a scene where Eumenes is first introduced, walking over the beach and finding a bronze snake. It was published in B6-size on October 22, 2004 and counts 210 pages.
The volume first tells the story of on the one hand the Persians, who interrogate king Hermias in Assos under the lead of Memnon, as well as hunt down Aristoteles and his student under the lead of Barsine. On the other hand, it also tells the side of Eumenes, who is on Troia's beach, trying to find his way back home to Kardia. There, he meets Aristoteles' lot, and they cross the Hellespont together, after which they however part ways again. Eumenes goes to Kardia by foot and finds upon arrival that it is under siege. He manages to get himself and a couple of others there, among whom Antigonos, in with a trick.
Eumenes guided Antigonos and his two companions to Hieronymus' house, but then they part ways as well, while Eumenes' reminisces about his childhood. The volume then continues telling the story of Eumenes' childhood in Kardia: his friendship with Tolmides and his classmates, as well as with Perialla, his family life and going to school. It also tells about his first encounters with the Scythian slave Thrax and the recurring nightmare that has been plaguing him.