Circe de clásicos y modernos
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PAIARO, Diego. Large Landowners, Peasants, and Land Leases in Fifth-Century Athens. Circe clás. mod. [online]. 2008, n.12, pp. 207-223. ISSN 1851-1724.
Assuming that political equality coexisted with an unequal distribution of the land, the aim of the article is to study private land leases as a way to understand some relationships between two different social classes of the citizen body: the rich landowners and the peasantry. Tenancy is analyzed as a mechanism for: a) managing wealthy citizens' properties; b) making available extra land for peasant families in order to match their needs through different phases of the household life cycle; c) subordinating and developing economic exploitation of poor citizens.
Palabras clave : Land lease; Large landowners; Peasants; Exploitation; Citizenship.