"Fun and sweeping in scope. Quirky and humane."
Herodotus, after writing his Histories.
"Full of intrigue, tragedy and romance."
Sophocles, after a performance of Oedipus Rex.
"Expands your world. Takes you to new places."
Alexander the Great, while conquering the Persians.
"Heroes, gods, and conflict! What more could you want."
-Homer, after writing the Iliad and Odyssey.
"Enlightening. Feeds the soul."
Menander, Indo-Greek King and disciple of the Buddha.
"A gorgeous portrayal."
Cleopatra, seeing Marc Antony's Cleopatra coin.
"Revolutionary! Challenges your assumptions."
Spartacus, while preparing to fight Rome’s legions.
“Innovative approach. Well executed."
Hannibal, while marching elephants through the Alps.
"Mint condition. As the circumstances require."
Croesus, after commissioning the first coin.
"Perfect! Reveals us warts and all.”
Phraates IV, on seeing his coin.