HOW STEWARDS ARE TO BE TAUGHT JUSTICE.
WELL, Ischomachus, said I, suppose that your steward has now become able to manage men, so that he can bring them to obey him, do you consider him by this time perfect, or does he still need something beside the qualities of which you have been speaking?
Yes, indeed, said Ischomachus; to keep his hands from his master's goods, and from all manner of theft. For if he who has the management of the harvest should dare to make away with so much as would leave no profit on the labour, what advantage would there be in farming carried on under his care?
Do you then undertake, asked I, to teach justice as well?
Certainly, said Ischomachus, though I do not find that all readily submit to that tea1ching. And yet by adopting some of the laws of Draco, and others from the code of Solon, I try, said