Monday, January 02, 2012

The Slaves

Praxagora: "I want all to have a share of everything and all property to be in common; there will no longer be either rich or poor; [...] I shall begin by making land, money, everything that is private property, common to all. [...]"

Blepyrus: "But who will till the soil?"

Praxagora: "The slaves."

(tr. O'Neill 1938, Perseus)
Ecclesiazusae, line 590-591 & 597-598 & 651

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