I have heard that they did that, the major complaint by the Athenians (It was an Athenian philosopher that I got this from, just can't remember which one) was that they didn't do it enough, not that they didn't do it at all.
You are an idiot. There is such a thing as tin foil. It is foil, and it is made of tin. You can buy it. It is a distinct thing from aluminum foil. There is also GOLD foil and a dozen other kinds of foil.
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