coinage instead. On their complaining, he
told them that all the merchants and retailers would accept it in lieu of
silver. But the merchants he instructed to buy in turn with the copper they
received such produce of the land as was for sale, as well as any booty brought
to them; such copper as remained on their hands he would exchange for
silver.During the campaign of CorcyraApparently in 375 B.C. See the end of Xenophon's
fifth Book ofHellenicaXen. Hell. 5.
this same Timotheus was reduced to sore straits. His men demanded their pay;
refused to obey his orders; and declared they would desert to the enemy.
Accordingly he summoned a meeting and told them that the stormy weather was
delaying the arrival of the silver he expected; meanwhile, as he had on hand