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spectators not on very fiery and restive horses, but on those that are fleetest and most obedient to the rein. For in this way they will get the best view of their future work, and, in case of danger, by following their elder leaders they will be most certain to escape."
" I think your scheme is right," he said.
" And what about war?" I continued. "How would you have the soldiers conduct themselves toward one another and toward their enemies? Does my opinion on this subject appear well-founded?"
" Tell me," said he, "what it is."
" If one of our warriors shall have deserted his rank, thrown down his arms, or committed any offense of like nature through cowardice, must we not reduce him to the rank of craftsmen or husbandmen?"
" Certainly."
" But as to the man who is taken prisoner and has fallen alive into the hands of the enemy must we not turn him over to his captors as a free gift to do whatever they please with their booty ?"(26)
" Yes, we must."
" But if a soldier has distinguished himself by his valor, do you not think that, in the first place, while he is still in active service, his youthful comrades in arms should, each in turn, crown him with a garland ?"
" Yes, I think so."

26. Plato would treat the coward with more than Spartan severity.

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