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[469c] to spare Greeks, foreseeing the danger1 of enslavement by the barbarians?” “Sparing them is wholly and altogether the better,” said he. “They are not, then, themselves to own Greek slaves, either, and they should advise the other Greeks not to?” “By all means,” he said; “at any rate in that way they would be more likely to turn against the barbarians and keep their hands from one another.” “And how about stripping the dead after victory of anything except their weapons: is that well? Does it not furnish a pretext to cowards

1 For the following Cf. Laws 693 A, and Gomperz, Greek Thinkers, iii. p. 275.

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