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Gerokomeion


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(γηροκομει̑ον), or gerotropheion, home for the destitute elderly, under the direction of a gerokomos. As part of their tradition of philanthropy, the Byz. built special homes for elderly people who ...

Subjects: Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500).


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