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Pindar’s Nomos



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Law is the sovereign of all,
Of mortals and immortals,
It leads with the strongest hand,
And may justify the greatest violence.
I judge this from the works of Hercules.

Pindar (????????), Fragment No. 169a (ca. 450 BCE) in the Loeb Classical Library vol. 485, p. 384-86 (W.H. Race transl.)

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