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Poverty, Wealth, and Well-Being: Experiencing Penia in Democratic Athens

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Claire Taylor (2017). Poverty, Wealth, and Well-Being: Experiencing Penia in Democratic Athens. Oxford University Press
  • 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
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