(Χαρώνδας; Charṓndas). From Catana; was regarded with Zaleucus as the greatest lawgiver of the western Greek colonies, and compared to Lycurgus and Solon (Pl. Resp. 599d-e; Cic. Leg. 1,57). His dates cannot be exactly determined (mid-7th cent. to end of the 6th cent. BC). There is also no authentic documentation on C. as a person; like many lawgivers he is surrounded in legend .
Cite this pageHölkeskamp, Karl-Joachim (Cologne), “Charondas”, in: Brill’s New Pauly, Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider, English Edition by: Christine F. Salazar, Classical Tradition volumes edited by: Manfred Landfester, English Edition by: Francis G. Gentry. Consulted online on 24 June 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e232030>
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