The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from The Cavalry General by Xenophon:|
I come at length to certain duties which devolve upon the general of
cavalry himself in person: and first and foremost, it concerns him to
obtain the favour of the gods by sacrifices in behalf of the state
cavalry; and in the next place to make the great procession at the
festivals a spectacle worth seeing; and further, with regard to all
those public shows demanded by the state, wherever held, whether in
the grounds of the Acadamy or the Lyceum, at Phaleron or within the
hippodrome, it is his business as commander of the knights to see that
every pageant of the sort is splendidly exhibited.
 Cf. Theophr. "Ch." vii. (Jebb ad loc. p. 204, n. 25).