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||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||Copyright (published version):||1987 Franz Steiner Verlag||Keywords:||Herodotus;Happiness;Solon;Croesus||Language:||en||Status of Item:||Peer reviewed|
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