The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from Hiero by Xenophon:|
 Or, "people," "the learner."
What I would say then to the hero-ruler is: Wherever force is needed,
the duty of inflicting chastisement should be assigned to others, but
the distribution of rewards and prizes must be kept in his own
 Cf. "Cyrop." VIII. ii. 27; ib. i. 18; "Hipparch," i. 26.
Common experience attests the excellence of such a system. Thus
when we wish to set on foot a competition between choruses, it
is the function of the archon to offer prizes, whilst to the
choregoi is assigned the duty of assembling the members of the
band; and to others that of teaching and applying force to