The article focuses on the ring composition in the Herodotean Histories, which could be viewed in terms of a cognitive schema present in the Labovian model of natural narrative. There are parts of theHistories, e.g. VIII 2, 2–3, 1 or III 1, 1–2, which clearly illustrate the proposed interpretation. These could be analyzed then as an organized system of categories which help the receiver to better understand thetext which is orally proclaimed by the storyteller. This in turn may prove that the ring composition pattern in the Histories may have been provided by Herodotus the logios for the aural communication in front of the audience in archaic Greek gatherings such as poeticcontests in which Herodotus could have played a significant role, as it is testified in ancient testimonies. All these are elaborated against the background of the so-called oral style of archaic Greek writing,especially the Homeric epic.