Euripides (c. 485-406 BCE)
“Even if I am a slave, I hope I may still be numbered among
those slaves with noble hearts, and though I am called a
slave, at least may I have a free man’s thoughts.”
- From Euripides’ Helen (approximately line 730), translated by James Morwood in Medea and Other Plays (Oxford University Press, 1997, 1998, 2008).