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Herodotus is accused by Edward Said to be progenitor of Orientalism. Regardless of this indictment, Said fails to observe the fundamental nature of Herodotus 's division of the world. Accordingly, he describes the world in the binary of East and West. I contend that this ideal is unfounded in Herodotus 's text, and instead, the known world of Herodotus was quartered. Hence, by edification of “Greekness” and it following anomalies
Furthermore, these delusions are refuted by the agreement texts of Redfield’s "Herodotus the tourist” and Munson’s "Herodotus and ethnicity".

Before on embarking on Said misconceptions anent Herodotus, he avails himself of Euripides The Bacchae and Aeschylus 's The Persians, which he argues in “The two aspects of the Orient that set it off from the West in this pair of plays” which are the catalysts of Orientalism, and accordingly, neither are Herodotean texts. Nonetheless, I will refute the occasions he to greater degree implicitly examines Herodotus.
In anticipation of the task in reviewing Said’s misconception anent Herodotus, a close elucidation of the quintessential nature of Redfield 's and Munsons’s works pertaining to the matter of who in were and who were not Greek, alongside anomalies who percolated this permeable division. Redfield establishes the identity of the Greeks and that of non-Greeks, specifically, by their culture, denoted by three ethnological terms: “diaita, ethea, and nomoi” (98, Redfield). In their layering…
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