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[308e] the carders and others who prepare the materials for its web, directing each person to do the tasks which it thinks are requisite for its fabric.

Younger Socrates
Certainly.

Stranger
In the same way I think the kingly art, keeping for itself the function of supervision, will not allow the duly appointed teachers and foster fathers to give any training, unless they can thereby produce characters suitable to the constitution it is creating, but in these things only it exhorts them to give instruction. And those men who have no capacity for courage and self-restraint and the other qualities which tend towards virtue, but by the force of an evil nature are carried away into godlessness,


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