system of succession left the headship open to the ambitious, and was a frequent source of strife both in families and between the clans.
Thucydides expressly describes the predominance of Athens as riyEgovia (leadership, headship), not as apyi 7 (empire), and the attempts made by Athenian orators during the second period of the Peloponnesian War to prove that the attitude of Athens had not altered since the time of Aristides are manifestly unsuccessful.
Perhaps male headship is more important to people than I'd realized.
He wrote letters to the cities of Italy, asking them to send representatives to an assembly which would meet on the 1st of August, when the formation of a great federation under the headship of Rome would be considered.
Macedon to the headship of the Greek states, and the air was charged with great ideas.