Thus it was the Aeginetans who, within thirty or forty years of the invention of coinage by the Lydians (c. 700 B.C.), introduced to the western world a system of such incalculable value to trade.
It was no longer possible to write as if the whole civilization of the Western world would sit down contentedly under the shadow of East Gothic dominion and Amal sovereignty.
But he is chiefly memorable for having introduced Plato to the Western world.
It now remains to consider the slavery of primitive origin which has .existed within recent times, or continues to exist, outside of the Western world.