[122a] and the bravest one. The first of these teaches him the magian lore of Zoroaster,1 son of Horomazes; and that is the worship of the gods: he teaches him also what pertains to a king. The justest teaches him to be truthful all his life long; the most temperate, not to be mastered by even a single pleasure, in order that he may be accustomed to be a free man and a veritable king, who is the master first of all that is in him, not the slave; while the bravest trains him to be fearless and undaunted, telling him that to be daunted is to be enslaved. But you,
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1 Zoroaster was the reputed founder of the Persian religion, of which the ministers were the Magi or hereditary priests.
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