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Phormion


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(4th cent. bc) was the slave and later freedman of the Athenian banker Pasion (see banks), and himself worked in the bank. Shortly before Pasion's death he leased the bank from him, and later married his widow in accordance with his will. Persistent bad relations between him and his stepson Apollodorus 2 led in c.349 to the latter unsuccessfully prosecuting him on a charge of embezzling money from the bank. Like Pasion, he was awarded Athenian citizenship.

Subjects: Classical Studies.


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