The main subject of the importation, without a doubt, were the slaves. This is due to the fact that even such authorities as Socrates and Aristotle argued that idleness is the greatest benefit of the citizen, and that the work is the lot of slaves. Therefore, as mentioned earlier, it was a large number of the latter. especially prized amber from other import items. It has been suggested that the Greeks were taken by land with amber Amber coast to the Black Sea. Already listed earlier Indian goods, Ethiopia and East, tin from England and bread, in which Attica increasingly needed to feed its people, were brought by the Phoenicians through the Black Sea, and from the time of Psammetichus - from Egypt; thence exported papyrus that was used to manufacture rigging and sails, and other products. Timber, especially timber shipbuilding, exported mainly from Macedonia and Thrace.
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