Agis IV

The Spartans do not ask how many the enemies are but where they are.

Agis IV (Gr. Ἄγις; c. 265 – 241 BC), the elder son of Eudamidas II, was the 24th king of the Eurypontid dynasty of Sparta.

QoutesEdit

  • The Spartans do not ask how many the enemies are but where they are.
    • As quoted in Moralia by Plutarch, Book 16, Apophthegmata Laconica [Sayings of the Spartans], 215
    • Variant translations:
      • Spartans do not ask how many, only where the enemy are.
      • The Spartans do not ask how many, but where their enemies are.
  • Weep not for me: suffering, as I do, unjustly, I am in a happier case than my murderers.
    • To one of his executioners, whom he noticed weeping, as quoted in Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology (1844) by WIlliam Smith, p. 73

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