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H. is the founder of the comparative method for the study of politics, but he has made enough progress with it to see that a prejudice against handicraft, being common to almost all nations in a primitive stage, is not, of necessity, a proof of borrowing. The only thing he is sure of is (cf. δ᾽ ὦν = ‘at any rate’) that the Greek prejudice is general; for it cf. Arist. Pol. vii. 4. 6; 1326 A the βάναυσοι are not a real part of the city, and vii. 12. 3; 1331 A the βάναυσος is not to come unsummoned to the ἐλευθέρα ἀγορά. In Laconia the manual arts were practised by Perioeci; cf. Strabo 382 for the τέχναι δημιουργικαί of Corinth.

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