4. Herodotus “The Histories” SB+
Thinking about the relationships between everything and the connections that we make about those things got me thinking about the small details. Though I do not believe that they are all completely necessary all the time, there is certainly a place and time for everything. Herodotus would most likely agree that there is a place for minute detail, as we see throughout “The Histories” he is very detail oriented. Who is related to who, where they lived, what they did, how what they did impacted future generations, etc., we see all the detail in “The Histories.” I appreciate detail like that, and there is really no other way to link things together in such a fashion without using such detail. Possibly in this case one would be “losing the trees for the forest,” meaning that focusing on the small details might be necessary in some circumstances in order to actually get to the big picture. The sculpture I used demonstrates this well. It is made of small pieces of rebar, but when they are placed together it looks like one continuous figure, very much in the same way that all the minute details in “The Histories” come together to make one big picture. Also, Herodotus was doing something extremely new for his time. None before him had written like this before. I think it is important to note that the way he wrote influenced generations to come.