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When he comes back and makes himself known to the swineherd Eumreos and the cowherd . Philcetios, and later to Dolios and his six sons, they give vent to touching expressions of feeling and declare them­ selves ready to support the good cause. The women, . it is true, have more easily allowed themselves to become de­ moralized by the state of anarchy. But only twelve out of fifty, the light-headed ones, have failed after ten long years. The other women remain firmly attached to the family which has become their own, and they take part in its sorrows .

In the time of the Iliad, although the pasture-land has hardly yet become the object of private appropriation, the large property prevails everywhere. " To the poet's mind this enclosure is enormous. But the idea of a large property varies according to country and time. 1 Whatever the extent of an estate may be, it is always worked direct. The kings themselves live as much as possible in the neighbourhood of their lands. The eye of the master exercises constant supervision. When Telemachos unex­ pectedly leaves for Pylos, they think that he is " somewhere in the fields," and indeed, on his return, he has hardly landed but he goes to see how the crops are doing.

The Thetes, then, are free men who let themselves out for a wage. In some cases the reason for the engagement is a crime. In days when property was not yet generally personal an offender often could not compensate the person offended except hy a certain amount of work. But usually the Thetes are poor wretches who go into service because they do not possess a bit of land or a skilled trade. Whatever the reason for the engagement may be, the result of it is the same : the employer and the employee are bound by a true contract of hire of service.

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