The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from Hiero by Xenophon:|
number should enter to contest the prize?
 Cf. Plat. "Laws," 834 B.
 Breit. cf. Pind. "Ol." i. 82; "Pyth." i. 173; ii. 101; iii. 96.
 "Our solemn festivals," e.g. those held at Olympia, Delphi, the
Which would you deem the nobler conquest--to win a victory by virtue
of a chariot, or to achieve a people's happiness, that state of which
you are the head and chief? And for my part, I hold it ill becomes a
tyrant to enter the lists with private citizens. For take the case he
wins, he will not be admired, but be envied rather, when is is thought
how many private fortunes go to swell the stream of his expenditure;