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Aristotle, Economics, Book 2, section 1349a (search)
each retaining for himself a year's supply. They then granted right of export to any who desired it, fixing what they deemed a suitable price. At Abydos civil strife had caused the land to remain uncultivated; while the resident aliens, to whom the city was already indebted, refused to make any further advances. A resolution was accordingly passed that anyone who would might lend money to enable the farmers to cultivate their land, on the understanding that the lender had the first claim on its produce; others taking from what was then left. The people of Ephesus, being in need of funds, passed a law forbidding their women to wear gold, and ordering them to lend the State what gold they had in their possession.They also offered to any citizen who was willing to pay a fixed sum the right of