The prosperity of the Akragantine people

The wealth of the inhabitants of Agrigento was known throughout Sicily.
History offers us some anecdotes about a rich and well known Akragantine character named Gellia who, in her wine cellars, had three hundred barrels dug directly into the rock, each of which could contain as many as one hundred amphorae of wine.
Famous for her generosity as well as her opulence, Gellia would send her slaves to the gates of Akragas to intercept incoming foreigners and offer them room and board in her homes.
One day 500 knights from Gela came to the town, taken off guard by the bad weather.
Gellia welcomed them all, and even gave them a new cloak and tunic each!