Themistocles Being Asked Whether He Would Rather Be Achilles Or Homer, Said, "Which Would You Rather Be,--a Conqueror In The Olympic Games, Or The Crier That Proclaims Who Are Conquerors?

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Themistocles being asked whether he would rather be Achilles or Homer,
said, "Which would you rather be,--a conqueror in the Olympic games,
or the crier that proclaims who are conquerors?"
-- Plutarch (46-120 AD)
-- Themistocles