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We are degrading our own lawgiver, Stranger, to a very low level!Athenian
Nay, my good Sir, it is ourselves we are degrading, in so far as we imagine that it was with a special view to war that Lycurgus and Minos laid down all the legal usages here and in Lacedaemon.Clinias
How, then, ought we to have stated the matter?Athenian
In the way that is, as I think, true and proper
1 i.e. courage comes after wisdom, prudence and justice.
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