XIII.4 On a republic in such a situation

, par Stewart

When a republic has reduced a nation to tilling land for it, the citizen ought not to be allowed to increase the slave’s tribute. It was not permitted in Lacedæmon ; they thought the Helots would till the land better when they knew that their servitude would not increase [1] ; they believed the masters would be better citizens when they desired no more than they were accustomed to having.