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(πτωχοτροφει̑ον), or ptocheion, “poorhouse,” institution that provided hospitality and shelter for the poor and sick (including those suffering from leprosy). Like gerokomeia and xenodocheia, ptochotropheia were organized by emperors, patriarchs ...

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