Ancient History Competition 6

All the eminent ancient historians who read this blog have not been able to solve the previous quiz. How is that possible? In any case I will withhold the answer until a knight in shiny armour comes forward to rescue the reputation of our professionals.

This week Manolis decided to ask you something easy. here it goes:

“We have set up equality between slaves and free men”
Pseudo-Xenophon (“Old Oligarch”), 1.12

Can you remember the name of a slave who became an Athenian citizen and was one of the most powerful bankers of his time?

Economic historian and numismatic consultant


  1. Is this Pasion?

    And if I am honest, I have to say I found this out purely by accident. Athenian history is not my forte, although I am doing some reading about their early democracy.

Leave a Reply