For Work / Against Work
Debates on the centrality of work

References for Theme: Aristophanes

  • Aristophanes
    • Frogs. Assemblywomen. Wealth (2002)
      (p.507) (Wealth) chremylus Well, don’t we say that Poverty is the sister of Beggary? poverty And you’re the ones who also say that Dionysius is the same as Thrasybulus! No, the life I represent is certainly nothing like that and never will be. You see, you’re describing the beggar’s life, which means living without possessions; by contrast, the poor man’s life means being thrifty and hard working, and though he has nothing to spare, he doesn’t lack the necessities either. chremylus By Demeter, how blessed you make his life sound, scrimping and toiling and then having nothing left for his own...
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