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[4] Therefore it has been well said1:

. . . for where dread is, there also is reverence.
And Homer says2:

Revered art thou by me, dear father-in-law, and
dreaded too;


Without a word, in dread of their leaders.3

For by the multitude reverence is most apt to be felt towards those whom they also fear. For this reason, too, the Lacedaemonians erected a temple to Fear alongside the mess-hall of the ephors, after they had endowed this magistracy with almost absolute powers.

1 By Stasinus of Cyprus. Cf. Plato, Euthyphro, 12a; Kinkel, Ep. Graec. Frag. i. p. 30.

2 Iliad, iii. 172, Helen to Priam.

3 Iliad, iv. 431, of the Achaeans marshalled for battle.

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