For Work / Against Work
Debates on the centrality of work

The Seventh, or, Euboean, Discourse

by Chrysostom, Dio (1932)

Key Passage

I desired to show in some way or other that poverty is no hopeless impediment to a life and existence befitting free men who are willing to work with their hands, but leads them on to deeds and actions that are far better and more useful and more in accordance with nature than those to which riches are wont to attract most men.  (p.343)

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Dio Chrysostom, Work in Ancient Greece

Translator

Cohoon, J. W.

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