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Those who were under thirty years of age did not go into the market-place at all, but had their household wants supplied at the hands of their kinsfolk and lovers. And it was disreputable for the elderly men to be continually seen loitering there, instead of spending the greater part of the day in the places of exercise that are called ‘leschai.’ 1 For if they gathered in these, they spent their time suitably with one another, making no allusions to the problems of money-making or of exchange,

1 Places where men assembled for conversation.

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