The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from The Memorabilia by Xenophon:|
same bodily frame pleasures are planted and spring up side by side
with the soul and keep whispering in her ear, "Have done with self-
restraint, make haste to gratify us and the body."
 Theognis, 35, 36. See "Symp." ii. 4; Plat. "Men." 95 D.
 The author is unknown. See Plat. "Protag." l.c.
 Cf. "Cyrop." V. i. 9 foll.; VI. i. 41.
 See my remarks, "Hellenica Essays," p. 371 foll.
But to return to Critias and Alcibiades, I repeat that as long as they
lived with Socrates they were able by his support to dominate their
ignoble appetites; but being separated from him, Critias had to
fly to Thessaly, where he consorted with fellows better versed in