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Published: 21 September 2017

336 Pages | 13 black-and-white illustrations


ISBN: 9780198786931

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Poverty, Wealth, and Well-Being

Experiencing Penia in Democratic Athens

Claire Taylor

  • Examines not only the discourses surrounding poverty, but also the well-being of those categorized as poor and their experiences of poverty
  • Provides a critical reassessment of poverty in the ancient world which is in line with contemporary research within the social sciences
  • Develops a methodology which includes women, slaves, and foreigners as well as male citizens in discussion of poverty and well-being
  • Brings together literary, epigraphic, and archaeological evidence to examine alternate modes of expression among non-elites in Athens