Cleobis and Biton (Herodotus 1.31)

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Title: Cleobis and Biton (Herodotus 1.31)
Authors: Lloyd, Michael (Michael A.)
Permanent link: http://hdl.handle.net/10197/5698
Date: Jun-1987
Online since: 2014-07-24T11:42:29Z
Abstract: This article discusses the famous scene in Herodotus where Solon tells Croesus that Tellos was the happiest man, followed by Cleobis and Biton. It argues that the two stories illustrate two different interpretations of the ambiguous Solonic paradox 'call no man happy until he is dead', and also (against earlier interpretations) that Solon's advice is fundamentally coherent.
Type of material: Journal Article
Publisher: Franz Steiner Verlag
Journal: Hermes
Volume: 115
Issue: 1
Start page: 22
End page: 28
Copyright (published version): 1987 Franz Steiner Verlag
Keywords: HerodotusHappinessSolonCroesus
Other versions: http://www.jstor.org/stable/4476541
Language: en
Status of Item: Peer reviewed
Appears in Collections:Classics Research Collection

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