The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from The Apology by Xenophon:|
and brothers, and, bless me! your own selves aside, by comparison with
those whom you believe to be the wisest authorities on military
"No doubt, Socrates," replied Meletus, "because it is expedient and
customary so to do."
"Well then," rejoined Socrates, "does it not strike even you, Meletus,
as wonderful when in all ordinary concerns the best people should
obtain, I do not say only an equal share, but an exclusive preference;
but in my case, simply because I am selected by certain people as an
adept in respect of the greatest treasure men possess--education, I am
on that account to be prosecuted by you, sir, on the capital charge?"