The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from Agesilaus by Xenophon:|
To describe his patriotism point by point in detail were a tedious
story, since, as I suppose, there is not one of his several
achievements but must finally resolve itself into that. For, to put it
briefly, we all know well that where Agesilaus expected in any way to
benefit his country there was no toil he shrank from, no danger he
avoided, no money he stinted, no excuse whether of age or body he
admitted, but deemed it ever the true function of a good king to
shower blessings to the utmost on the subjects of his rule.
 Lit. "love for his own city."
 Or, "regarded it as the cardinal virtue of a real prince." See