The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from The Economist by Xenophon:|
But in the case of women, supposing the wife to have received
instruction from her husband and yet she delights in wrong-doing,
it may be that the wife is justly held to blame; but supposing he has
never tried to teach her the first principles of "fair and noble"
conduct, and finds her quite an ignoramus in these matters,
surely the husband will be justly held to blame. But come now (he
added), we are all friends here; make a clean breast of it, and tell
us, Critobulus, the plain unvarnished truth: Is there an one to whom
you are more in the habit of entrusting matters of importance than to
 Cf. "Horsemanship," vi. 5, of a horse "to show vice."