A Speech of Bold Defiance: Herodotus, 8.143

“Do not try to urge us to come to terms with the Barbarian – we will not be persuaded. Now go and tell Mardonius that the Athenians said that as long as the sun travels along the same path which it now takes, we will never come to terms with Xerxes.”

῾Ομολογῆσαι δὲ τῷ βαρβάρῳ μήτε  σὺ ἡμέας πειρῶ ἀναπείθειν οὔτε ἡμεῖς πεισόμεθα. Νῦν τε ἀπάγγελλε Μαρδονίῳ ὡς ᾿Αθηναῖοι λέγουσι, ἔστ’ ἂν ὁ ἥλιος  τὴν αὐτὴν ὁδὸν ἴῃ τῇ περ καὶ νῦν ἔρχεται, μήκοτε ὁμολογήσειν ἡμέας Ξέρξῃ·

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