Cleobis and Biton (Herodotus 1.31)

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Title: Cleobis and Biton (Herodotus 1.31)
Authors: Lloyd, Michael (Michael A.)
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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
Appears in Collections:Classics Research Collection

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