Honoring the hands that tilled the earth

Honoring the hands that tilled the earth

Women collect olives on the island of Lesvos in an undated photo. A new book by Agricultural University of Athens historian Dimitris Panagiotopoulos, “Farmers in Greek history,” sheds light on a largely neglected social group that made up the majority of the population until the 1960s and its role in shaping Greece today.

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