Herodotus (490-425/420 BCE)

“I propose that we do away with the monarchy, and raise the people to power; for the state and the people are synonymous terms.”

  • From The Histories by Herodotus (Book III, section 80), translated by Aubrey de Sélincourt and revised by John Marincola. New York: Penguin Classics, 2002).


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