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Aristotle, Economics, Book 2, section 1347b (search)
while the State took the addition and filled its treasury. The people of Heraclea, being about to dispatch a fleet of forty ships against the lords of Bosporus, were at a loss for the necessary funds. They therefore bought up all the merchants' stock of corn and oil and wine and other marketable commodities, agreeing to pay at a future date. The merchants were well satisfied that they had disposed of their cargoes without breaking bulk; and the people, advancing two months' pay to their armament, sent along with it a fleet of merchant-vessels laden with the commodities, every ship being in charge of a public official. When the expedition reached its goal, the men purchased from these officials all they needed. In this way, the money was collected before the leaders again paid their
Demosthenes, Against Callippus, section 3 (search)
Lycon, the Heracleote,Heraclea, a colony of the Megarians and Boeotians on the coast of Bithynia, on the Black Sea. men of the jury, of whom the plaintiff himself makes mention, was a customer of my father's bank like the other merchants, a guest friend of Aristonoüs of DeceleaDecelea, a deme of the tribe Hippothontis. and Archebiades of Lamptrae,Lamptrae, a deme of the tribe Erectheïs. and a man of prudence. This Lycon, when he was about to set out on a voyage to Libya, reckoned up his account with my father in the presence of Archebiades and Phrasias, and ordered my father to pay the money which he left (it was sixteen minae forty drachmae, as I shall show you very clearly) to Cephisiades, saying that this Cephisiades was a part<