Xenophon, Oeconomicus 1.8: Even Huge Tracts of Land Can Be Worse than Worthless


“Land is certainly not an asset if it creates poverty instead of revenue.”


Οὐδὲ ἡ γῆ μέντοι χρήματά ἐστιν, εἴπερ ἀντὶ τοῦ τρέφειν πεινῆν παρασκευάζει.


Where would Xenophon fit in this conversation (he certainly has a lot to say about marriage…)?


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