For Work / Against Work
Debates on the centrality of work

The Seventh, or, Euboean, Discourse

by Chrysostom, Dio (1932)

Key Passage

It would now be our duty to consider the life and occupations of poor men who live in the capital or some other city, and see by what routine of life and what pursuits they will be able to live a really good life, one not inferior to that of men who lend out money at excessive rates of interest and understand very well the calculation of days and months, nor to that of those who own large tenement houses and ships and slaves in great numbers! (p.345)


Ancient Greece, History, Duties, Poverty


Dio Chrysostom, Ancient Greece


Cohoon, J. W.



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