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Xenophon, Memoirs, 2.7.4


καὶ πότερον, ἔφη, τοὺς παρὰ σοὶ ἐλευθέρους οἴει βελτίους εἶναι ἢ τοὺς παρὰ Κεράμωνι δούλους; ἐγὼ μὲν οἶμαι, ἔφη, τοὺς παρʼ ἐμοὶ ἐλευθέρους. οὐκοῦν, ἔφη, αἰσχρὸν τὸν μὲν ἀπὸ τῶν πονηροτέρων εὐπορεῖν, σὲ δὲ πολλῷ βελτίους ἔχοντα ἐν ἀπορίᾳ εἶναι; νὴ Δίʼ, ἔφη, ὁ μὲν γὰρ τεχνίτας τρέφει, ἐγὼ δʼ ἐλευθερίως πεπαιδευμένους.And which do you think are the better, his slaves or your gentlefolk? My gentlefolk, I think. Then is it not disgraceful that you with your gentlefolk should be in distress, while he is kept in affluence by his meaner household? Of course his dependants are artisans, while mine have had a liberal education.


καὶ πότερον, ἔφη, τοὺς παρὰ σοὶ ἐλευθέρους οἴει βελτίους εἶναι ἢ τοὺς παρὰ Κεράμωνι δούλους; ἐγὼ μὲν οἶμαι, ἔφη, τοὺς παρʼ ἐμοὶ ἐλευθέρους. οὐκοῦν, ἔφη, αἰσχρὸν τὸν μὲν ἀπὸ τῶν πονηροτέρων εὐπορεῖν, σὲ δὲ πολλῷ βελτίους ἔχοντα ἐν ἀπορίᾳ εἶναι; νὴ Δίʼ, ἔφη, ὁ μὲν γὰρ τεχνίτας τρέφει, ἐγὼ δʼ ἐλευθερίως πεπαιδευμένους.And which do you think are the better, his slaves or your gentlefolk?" "My gentlefolk, I think." "Then is it not disgraceful that you with your gentlefolk should be in distress, while he is kept in affluence by his meaner household?" "Of course his dependants are artisans, while mine have had a liberal education.


Intertexts (texts cited often on the same page as the searched text):

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1. Aristophanes, The Women Celebrating The Thesmophoria, 1008-1132, 1136-1142, 1172-1198, 177-266, 275, 279-654, 668-674, 689-761, 764, 804, 808-809, 941-942, 947-1000 (5th cent. BCE - 4th cent. BCE)

1000. εὐπέταλος ἕλικι θάλλει.
2. Xenophon, On Household Management, 11, 10 (5th cent. BCE - 4th cent. BCE)

3. Demosthenes, Orations, 59, 45 (4th cent. BCE - 4th cent. BCE)

4. Lucian, Dialogues of The Courtesans, 4.3 (2nd cent. CE - 2nd cent. CE)



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areopagos, theatre of dionysos Eidinow, Oracles, Curses, and Risk Among the Ancient Greeks (2007) 301
aristarchus (athenian) Brule, Women of Ancient Greece (2003) 176, 177
aristotle, on choregia Eidinow, Oracles, Curses, and Risk Among the Ancient Greeks (2007) 301
demosthenes, and choregia Eidinow, Oracles, Curses, and Risk Among the Ancient Greeks (2007) 301
epitaphs Brule, Women of Ancient Greece (2003) 176
funerary stelai Brule, Women of Ancient Greece (2003) 176
house' (oikos), wife's role in" Brule, Women of Ancient Greece (2003) 176, 177
house' (oikos), work in" Brule, Women of Ancient Greece (2003) 176, 177
ikarion Eidinow, Oracles, Curses, and Risk Among the Ancient Greeks (2007) 301
isomachus and wife, wife as housekeeper Brule, Women of Ancient Greece (2003) 177
lykourgos Eidinow, Oracles, Curses, and Risk Among the Ancient Greeks (2007) 301
prostitution, athenian' Hubbard, A Companion to Greek and Roman Sexualities (2014) 191
textile work, as women's work" Brule, Women of Ancient Greece (2003) 177
warfare, demographic effect Brule, Women of Ancient Greece (2003) 176, 177
wife' "458.0_177.0@wife, in 'house'" Brule, Women of Ancient Greece (2003) 177
wife, in 'house'" '458.0_176.0@wife, praise for hard Brule, Women of Ancient Greece (2003) 176
wife, wife's in 'house'" "458.0_176.0@wife, wife's in 'house'" Brule, Women of Ancient Greece (2003) 177
wife Brule, Women of Ancient Greece (2003) 176
xenokles Eidinow, Oracles, Curses, and Risk Among the Ancient Greeks (2007) 301