The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from On Revenues by Xenophon:|
 See Zurborg, "Comm." p. 24.
 See Aristot. "Pol." iv. 15, 3.
With regard to the other sources of revenue which I contemplate, I
admit, it is different. For these I recognise the necessity of a
capital to begin with. I am not, however, without good hope that
the citizens of this state will contribute heartily to such an object,
when I reflect on the large sums subscribed by the state on various
late occasions, as, for instance, when reinforcements were sent to the
Arcadians under the command of Lysistratus, and again at the date
of the generalship of Hegesileos. I am well aware that ships of
war are frequently despatched and that too although it is