Note:  Do not rely on this information. It is very old.


Talent, the heaviest money-weight used by the ancient Greeks. Three silver talents appear in the course of Greek history -- the AEginetan, the Euboic, and the Attic, weighing 83-4/7 lbs., 55-5/7 lb. respectively, and equivalent to £303-1/8, £203-1/8, and £210-15/16 of our money. Each talent contained 60 minae.

“Two things are necessary to the life of pure faith. The first is, that we behold God alone, under all the imperfect coverings that conceal him; the second is, constantly to have our souls kept in a state of dependence.”