Vilatte Sylvie. In: Dialogues d'histoire ancienne , vol. For Xenophon, there exists a method of education equally suitable for slaves and animals. Only slaves and animals of good nature and character may be led to the fullness of their ability by the master. The latter is an Athenian citizen discontented with the knights' lot in the democratic city, as well as a happy "kalos kagathos" who had educated his wife, one of the emblems of his virtue. Elle montre que les signes visuels de l'excellence sont un des aspects essentiels de l'opposition, au IVe s.