Quotation by Themistocles

The Athenians govern the Greeks; I govern the Athenians; you, my wife, govern me; your son governs you.
Themistocles (c. 528–c. 462 B.C.), Athenian statesman. quoted in Plutarch, "Themistocles," sct. 18, Parallel Lives.

Themistocles was alleging that his son was the most powerful man in Greece.
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