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Greece is known as the birthplace of democracy. Which line(s) from the play suggest a nascent interest in the value of the democratic process?


"The city is the king's — that's the law!"


"Reverence asks some reverence in return — but attacks on power never go unchecked, not by the man who holds the reins of power."


"As I am next in kin to the dead, I now possess the throne and all its powers."


"...our country is our safety. Only while she voyages true on course can we establish friendships, truer than blood itself."


"It's no city at all, owned by one man alone."

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