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Craftsmen in Ancient Greece


Most shops in ancient Greece were small and family run. Some had a few slaves along with the family members working. Some shops had ten to thirty workers. One armory in Athens employed 120 workers, but this was a rare exception. Craftsmen could specialize in their work depending on the size of the city where they worked. In a smaller community a woodworker may make beds, plows, and doorframes. In a larger city, craftsmen specialized in making only one product.





Careers In Ancient Greece

Actor      Athlete     Banker      Blacksmith      Craftsmen    Doctor   Farmer

Fisherman    Marble Quarrying      Market Trader      Merchant

Mining     Teacher      Slavery     Ideas About Work