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Old 10-31-2009, 11:27 PM   #19 (permalink)
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Remember that we're talking about quality of life - or at least I am - and especially QOL for the average individual. The advantage of cities is that they allowed more specialization, but that came at a cost. For every Socrates or Plato, you had maybe ten thousand helots (and a thousand soldiers to keep them in line). So you had a few, up at the top of the pyramid, developing the arts of civilization and enjoying a pretty decent lifestyle. Average their QOL out with those down at the bottom, and it's not such a pretty picture at all.
Okay, I still don't think living in tents and praying for a successful hunt at least once a week are better than an urban and agricultural life.
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