King Agesilaus II


King Agesilaus II of Sparta (r. 400-360 BCE)

“It isn’t positions which lend men distinction, but men who enhance positions.”

  • Quote attributed to King Agesilaus II in the Sayings of the Spartans, presumably collected by Plutarch, in On Sparta, translated by Richard J. A. Talbert. New York: Penguin Classics, 2005.

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