When Darius Offered Him Ten Thousand Talents, And To Divide Asia Equally With Him, "I Would Accept It," Said Parmenio, "were I Alexander.

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When Darius offered him ten thousand talents, and to divide Asia equally
with him, "I would accept it," said Parmenio, "were I Alexander."
"And so truly would I," said Alexander, "if I were Parmenio." But
he answered Darius that the earth could not bear two suns, nor Asia
two kings.
-- Plutarch (46-120 AD)
-- Alexander