The Ancient Greeks may have made cash on the side by turning parts of their homes into bars and brothels, researchers have found.Excavations at sites across the Greek mainland have uncovered hundreds of drinking cups and erotic objects in homes dating back to the 5th and 4th centuries BC, suggesting rooms and courtyards were used for dubious commerical practices.The discovery may solve the longstanding mystery of why archaeologists have found so little evidence of bawdy Greek tavernas, despite featuring so prominently in classical literature."This has a real impact on how we view the economy in classical Greece," Clare Kelly Blazeby at Leeds University told New Scientist magazine. "A lot of trade and industry was based within the home."She reviewed archaeolgoical remains unearthed at several prominent sites dating from 475 to 323 BC, including the Villa of Good Fortune in Olynthus, and a residence known as building Z in Athens.To many...
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