The Bazaar Fish Market in Fourth-Century Greek Comedy


John Paulos


bazaar, fish, fish market, food history, Greece



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Policy Summary

Historical accounts painted Greek fish market bazaars as deceptive places where fish sellers sold fish at extremely high prices and because of that scholars at that time disliked commercial activity. Paulas argues that the fish market did not deserve the negative conotations scholars had given it and with greater access to information on fish prices and quality the fish market’s image would be painted more positively. The practice of bartering at bazaars is discussed heavily in the article.

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