Abstract

Herodotus portrays both Croesus and Xerxes as resolutely unaware of their own mortality, despite conversations about the life span of an ordinary human (Croesus), and the mortality of his massive army (Xerxes). Part of what makes Croesus and Xerxes hubristic, for Herodotus, is their obliviousness to this salient aspect of their humanity.

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Additional Information

ISSN
1558-9234
Print ISSN
0009-8418
Pages
pp. 535-541
Launched on MUSE
2014-08-25
Open Access
No
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