HOW THE WIFE OF ISCHOMACHUS READILY OBEYED HER HUSBAND, AND GAVE UP ALL FALSE ADORNMENTS, SEEKING HOW SHE MIGHT BECOME A GOOD MISTRESS AND WIFE.
ON hearing, said Socrates, that this was the 1 answer his wife made him, Marry, Ischomachus, cried I; you imply that your wife has a brave soul.
Yes, said Ischomachus; and I wish to give you further proofs of her magnanimity, by telling you of certain cases where she obeyed me at once, without my having to repeat the advice I gave her.
Indeed! said I, then tell me about them; for I would far more gladly hear of some living woman endowed with that beauty of the heart, than have Zeuxis show me some portrait of a woman passing fair.
Well then, Socrates, said Ischomachus, I one day saw that she had a quantity of white lead rubbed into her skin, to make her look whiter