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Ἐρωτηθεὶς δὲ πότερον Ἀχιλλεύς ἐβούλετ’ ἂν ἢ Ὅμηρος εἶναι, “σὺ δ’ αὐτός,” ἔφη, “πότερον ἤθελες ὁ νικῶν Ὀλυμπίασιν ἢ ὁ κηρύττων τοὺς νικῶντας εἶναι;”
(Plutarch, Apophthegmata Basileōn kai Stratēgōn 185a)

Being asked whether he would rather have been Achilles or Homer, he said, “How about you yourself? Would you rather be the victor at the Olympic games or the announcer of the victor?” (tr. Frank Cole Babbitt)

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