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He also coined money, and stamped it with the effigy of an ox, either in remembrance of the Marathonian bull, or of Taurus, the general of Minos, or because he would invite the citizens to agriculture. From this coinage, they say, ‘ten oxen’ and ‘a hundred oxen’ came to be used as terms of valuation. Having attached the territory of Megara securely to Attica, he set up that famous pillar on the Isthmus, and carved upon it the inscription giving the territorial boundaries. It consisted of two trimeters, of which the one towards the east declared:— ‘ ‘Here is not Peloponnesus, but Ionia;’ ’ and the one towards the west:—

‘Here is the Peloponnesus, not Ionia.’

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