Laurium sentence example
- From the mines of Thrace, and perhaps from the harbour dues and from the mines of Laurium, he derived a large revenue; under his encouragement, Miltiades had planted an Athenian colony on the shores of the Thracian Chersonese; he had even made friends with Thessaly and Macedonia, as is evidenced by the hospitality extended by them to Hippias on his final expulsion.
- There were formidable revolts at the mines of Laurium, and more than once in Chios.
- The rocky promontory on which the temple stands was fortified by a wall with towers, in 413 B.C., as a protection against the Spartans in Decelea; but it was soon after seized by a body of fugitive slaves from the Laurium mines.
- A specially valuable property of Athens was the possession of the silver mines at Laurium, which were worked on lease by slave labour.
- But the richest of all the sources of wealth in Attica was the silver mines of Laurium, the yield of which was so considerable as to render silver the principal medium of exchange in Greece, so that "a silver piece" (apybpcov) was the Greek equivalent term for money.Advertisement
- 235), and Aristophanes makes his chorus of birds promise the audience that, if they show him favour, owls from Laurium (i.e.