Before his enslavement, Darian had reigned over the city, as had his forefathers.
Yet he did not hesitate to place his powers at the disposal of the most vicious members of that house for the enslavement of Florence.
Enslavement befell the extravagant wife and unfilial children.
The discovery of rich deposits of gold and silver, together with the coveted commercial products of the country, created an urgent demand for labourers and led to the enslavement of the natives.
Whether from hostile forays or from piracy, any Greek was exposed to the risk of enslavement.