Ancient History Competition 29

In one of Eurpides’ tragedies, Agamemnon says: “We are the slaves of the masses”

Which 5th-century Athenian politician is reported to have used this line when he talked about himself?

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  1. Nikias, according to Plutarch, Nikias 5.7, quoting Euripides, Iphigeneia in Aulis 449-50.

    • Except that Plutarch says he could have used these words of himself, not explicitly that he did.

  2. Yes!!!!

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