Adjective and Noun
1585, in the meaning defined at sense 1a
Descriptive of the increasingly large number of people who do not conform to the traditional values of man + woman = ok. Modern People tend towards being attracted to their own sex, or even both, in which case they are considered to be Thoroughly Modern People.
Term was initially invented in the Birmingham area of the UK as a means of talking about suspected Modern People in close proximity without the subjects being aware of what was being discussed. Its growing popularity is rendering it useless in this regard.
The Athenian slave laws were much more mild than modern codes.
Mammon is the word which the modern translator gives as gold.