he slaves they possessed, with the exception of one male
and one female apiece, should be sold on behalf of the State, which was thus
enabled to raise a loan from private citizens.Or: "that citizens should sell to the state what slaves they possessed . .
. as the equivalent of a loan from private persons to the city ."
Callistratus, when in Macedonia, caused
the harbor-dues, which were usually sold for twenty talents, to produce twice as
much. For noticing that only the wealthier men were accustomed to buy them
because the sureties for the twenty talents were obliged to show talent for
talent,he issued a proclamation
that anyone might buy the dues on furnishing securities for one-third of the
amount, or as much mo