Here I am in a Starbucks in Manhattan taking a selfie with “ethos” water and trying to avoid stares from random people.
When Herodotus accounts the conflict between the Persians and the Greeks I’m fairly certain that he uses ethos, to convince the audience of his credibility. His ethos is shown within his authoritive voice in these sentences from Herodotus on The Persians “she herself (Io) they say, having formed an intimacy with the captain, while his vessel lay at Argos, and perceiving herself to be with child, of her own free will accompanied the Phoenicians on their leaving the shore, to escape the shame of
detection and the reproaches of her parents. Whether this latter account be true, or whether the matter happened otherwise, I shall not discuss further.” By assuring the audience that he is unbiased, he is displaying his accountability, that he is ethical in relaying this information to the audience.
Whether or not Herodotus is actually a reliable source, I shall not discuss further… 😉
Carrissa, Team Hestia