Education: Golden Lads & Lasses

Citizens . . . you are brothers, yet God has framed you differently. Some of you have the power of command, and in the composition of these he has mingled gold . . . others he has made of silver to be auxiliaries; others again who are to be husbandmen and craftsmen he has composed of brass and iron. . . . If the son of a gold or silver parent has an admixture of brass and iron, then nature orders a transposition of ranks and the eye of the ruler must not be pitiful toward the child because he...

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