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[4] Having heard reports both of this state and of the other lands where Greeks live, I desired to travel abroad. And so my father loaded two ships with grain,1 gave me money, and sent me off on a trading expedition and at the same time to see the world.2 Pythodorus, the Phoenician, introduced Pasion to me and I opened an account at his bank.

1 Athens imported great quantities of grain from the Pontus; cf. Dem. 20.31-35.

2 Cf. Hdt. 1.29 where Solon leaves Athens “to see the world” ( κατὰ θεωρίαν).

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