Homer, Iliad 2. 203-5


“There’s no way that all of us can be king; the rule of many isn’t good—there should be one leader, one king.”

οὐ μέν πως πάντες βασιλεύσομεν ἐνθάδ’ ᾿Αχαιοί·

οὐκ ἀγαθὸν πολυκοιρανίη· εἷς κοίρανος ἔστω,

εἷς βασιλεύς


Odysseus harangues one of of the people but speaks differently to other leaders.

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