Home » The First Ten Chapters of Xenophons Oeconomicus or Treatise on Household Management, Tr. Into Literal Engl., by A. Stewart by Xenophon
The First Ten Chapters of Xenophons Oeconomicus or Treatise on Household Management, Tr. Into Literal Engl., A. Stewart by Xenophon

The First Ten Chapters of Xenophons Oeconomicus or Treatise on Household Management, Tr. Into Literal Engl.,

A. Stewart by Xenophon

Published September 12th 2013
ISBN : 9781230415017
Paperback
18 pages
Enter the sum

 About the Book 

This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1885 edition. Excerpt: ... XENOPHONS TREATISE ONMoreThis historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1885 edition. Excerpt: ... XENOPHONS TREATISE ON HOUSEHOLD MANAGEMENT. Now I once heard him speak of household manage-I ment also, as follows: Tell me, said he, Critobulus, is household management the name of a certain art, like the art of healing, the smiths art, and that of the architect 1 It seems so to me, said Critobulus. Then further, as in the case of each of these arts we 2 could say what is the function of each, so in the case of household management are we able to say what its function is? It seems, at any rate, said Critobulus, that the function of a good manager of a household is to manage his household well. Or the household of another, said Socrates, if any 3 one should entrust it to him 1 Or would he not be able, if he wished, to manage it well, in the same way as he manages his own 1 for he who understands the art of architecture would be able to perform any work for another as well as for himself, and therefore the manager of a household could do the same. I think so, Socrates. It is possible, then, said Socrates, for one who under-4 stands this art, although he himself possesses no wealth, to earn money by managing another mans household, just as he would by building another mans house. Yes, by Zeus, said Critobulus, and he would earn a large income if he could take charge of a household, make what payments were necessary, and benefit the household by creating a surplus. Now what does a household seem to us to be? is 5 A it the same thing as a house, or is all the property which a man possesses besides his house, a part of his household 1 It seems to me, at any rate, said Critobulus, that if the property which he possessed were not even in the same city with him, yet that all his possessions are part of his household. 6 Do not then some...