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A Profound Lesson: The Sword of Damocles

It was the great Roman philosopher Cicero who popularized the parable behind the sword of Damocles through his book Tusculan Disputations. The story has its origins in the palace of Dionysius, the tyrannical king who reigned over Syracuse between the fourth and fifth centuries B.C. There was no doubt in the fact that Dionysius wielded ...

Armin Auctor

A stutue of Cicero.